Tabata USA is recalling about 250 Scuba Regulators due to <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/accidents">drowning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The TUSA RS-670 Regulators were manufactured in Japan; imported by Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA), of Long Beach, California; and sold by authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for about $450. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall was issued because the first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.
This recall involves R-600 first stage scuba regulators with the following serial numbers: UR600022 through UR600029, UR600031 through UR600103, UR6000637 through UR6000676, UR600708 through UR600716, UR600737 through UR600776. The serial number and TUSA logo are printed on the regulators.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the scuba regulators and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement. Tabata USA can be reached toll-free at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Web site at www.tusa.com.