ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2007
Release #08-127

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 636-9390
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

ROMI Recalls SCUBA 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages

Units: About 6,000

Manufacturer: ROMI Enterprises, of San Leandro, Calif.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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 Stages Model CDX5 Certain serial numbers from
30202856 through 51312641
-and- Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007
Model FDX10 Certain serial numbers from
51408026 through 51411813
-and- Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007
Models CDX,
DXi, DX3, DX4,
and TDX5
All serial numbers -and- Serviced from May 2006 through October 2007
AERIS Regulator First Stages Model AT400 Certain serial numbers from
30200036 through 51311560
-and- Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007
Balanced 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 body’s rubber covering.

Sold at: 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.

Manufactured in: United States and Taiwan

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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 service@oceanicusa.com or visit the firm’s Web site at www.oceanicworldwide.com. AERIS customers can send an e-mail to info@diveaeris.com or visit the firm’s Web site at www.diveaeris.com

Picture of Recalled Regulator First Stage

Oceanic CDX5

Picture of Recalled Regulator First Stage

Oceanic FDX10

Picture of Recalled Regulator First Stage

AERIS AT400