ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard
Name of Product:
Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages
ROMI Enterprises, of San Leandro, Calif.
An internal component that seals air between the high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can fail. This can result in uncontrolled flow of air to the diver and pose a risk of serious injury or death.
ROMI has received two reports of units malfunctioning during diving and six reports of units malfunctioning while being tested by dealers prior to delivery to consumers. No injuries reported.
Description and Models:
The recall involves the following regulator first stages:
Oceanic Regulator First StagesModel CDX5Certain serial numbers from
30202856 through 51312641-and-Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007Model FDX10Certain serial numbers from
51408026 through 51411813-and-Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007Models CDX,
DXi, DX3, DX4,
and TDX5All serial numbers -and-Serviced from May 2006 through October 2007AERIS Regulator First Stages Model AT400Certain serial numbers from
30200036 through 51311560-and-Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007Balanced Diaphragm All serial numbers -and-Serviced from May 2006 through October 2007
The model and serial numbers are stamped on the side of the body or on the bodyís rubber covering.
The items were either sold or repaired at authorized Oceanic and AERIS retailers nationwide from May 2006 through October 2007. The items sold for between $300 and $500.
United States and Taiwan
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled regulator first stages and take them to any authorized Oceanic or AERIS dealer for a free replacement part.
For further information or to determine if your specific unit is affected, contact ROMI toll-free at (888) 636-9390 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Oceanic customers can send an e-mail to email@example.com
or visit the firmís Web site at www.oceanicworldwide.com
. AERIS customers can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the firmís Web site at www.diveaeris.com