Login | Help
Home News Books Comics Games Newsletters Weather
Make ArcaMax your homepage
ArcaMax Publishing > Home & Garden > Home and Consumer
Free Home and Consumer Newsletter!
Get these great stories sent directly to your email!
See more free newsletters on the subscribe page.
Type your email address:
Get free jokes, comics, and more! See them all on
our funnies page
Fun online games, quizzes, hangman and more on the games page
CPSC: Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Apeks Second Stage Scuba Regulators
Units: About 25,000
Distributor: Aqua Lung America of Vista, Calif.
Manufacturer: Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd., of Blackburn, England
Hazard: These regulators can be missing the diaphragm cover which can cause the diaphragm to become displaced during a dive, allowing water to enter the scuba regulator. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.
Description: This recall involves Apeks TX, ATX, and XTX second stage regulators that have never been serviced. Apeks and TX, ATX, or XTX is printed on the regulator.
Sold at: Authorized Apeks dealers nationwide from February 2000 through June 2008 for between $420 and $1,450.
Manufactured in: England
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop diving with these regulators and visit an authorized Apeks dealer for a free inspection and free installation of a diaphragm cover, if the cover is missing.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aqua Lung toll-free at (877) 253-3483 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.aqualung.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08402.html
This news arrived on: 09/19/2008
Share this Story
Digg del.icio.us Yahoo Reddit Facebook Google
Printer Friendly Version | Send this page to a friend | Post Comment
Rate This Story:
Great - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Bad
Comment archive | Comment FAQ's
CPSC Safety Alert: Petzl America Warns of Burn Hazard from Headlamps; Product Should Only Be Used with Non-Rechargeable Batteries
CPSC: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers Due To Serious Entrapment And Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlers
CPSC: Regent Sports Recalls Soccer Goal Nets Following Strangulation Death of a Child
CPSC: Pottery Barn Kids Recalls Children's Metal Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard
Safety Alert: Petzl America Warns of Burn Hazard from Headlamps; Product Should Only Be Used with Non-Rechargeable Batteries
View Home and Consumer ezine stories by date or visit the complete archive
Featured Channel: Politics
The ArcaMax Politics channel is one of 70 content categories offered by ArcaMax Publishing on this ...
Featured Channel: Religion
Not sure what RSS is? Get more information
News & Features
Home & Garden
Cats & Dogs
Home and Consumer
Religion & Spirituality
Advertise with us
Home Subscribe Reader Services Advertise Privacy RSS Site Map About Us
Copyright © 1996-2008 ArcaMax Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.