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Tabata USA recalls scuba regulators due to drowning hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: TUSA RS-670 Regulators

Units: About 250

Importer: Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA), of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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.

Sold by: Authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for about $450.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the scuba regulators and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tabata USA at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.tusa.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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