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URGENT RECALL: Aqua Lung Apeks Regulators

WE EXCLUSIVELY USE APEKS REGULATORS AND HAVE HAD OUR UNITS SERVICED AFTER THE RECALL. THIS DOESN’T EFFECT US BUT IT MIGHT EFFECT YOU.

(this is what happens when a hand made regulator company in england gets bought out by a large corporation)

URGENT RECALL:

Aqua Lung Apeks Regulators

Apeks XTX Second Stage Regulator

Aqua Lung USA, of Vista, California, has announced a recall of about 25,000 Apeks 2nd Stage Scuba Regulators due to a defect that poses a drowning hazard.

The defective regulators could be missing the diaphragm cover which can cause the diaphragm to become displaced during a dive, allowing water to enter the scuba regulator.

There have been no reports of injuries or deaths due to the defective regulators.

The recall affects the following regulators:

  • Apeks TX second stage regulators.
  • Apeks ATX second stage regulators.
  • Apeks XTX second stage regulators.

Owners of the regulators affected by the recall should stop using the equipment IMMEDIATELY and return the defective units to their local dealers.

From the CPSC:

RECALL: Aqua Lung Apeks Second Stage Regulators

September 17, 2008

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.

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.

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 firm’s Web site at http://www.aqualung.com

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