Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators

Yikes! Something is going on over at Aqua Lung.

First, the company recalled 6,000 Titan DIN scuba regulators, now Aqua Lung is recalling Apeks scuba diving regulators.

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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None

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.

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Anonymous said...

Actually, these recalss went out at the same time and no injuries have occured with either product _ I'd say Aqua Lung has done a great job at getting the news out as soon as they realized there might be a problem in order to safeguard all of their customers. If only other companies were so fast to react.

Neutral Dive Gear said...

"Actually, these recalss went out at the same time..."

Good to know! Thanks for stopping by!