CPSC, Sherwood SCUBA LLC Announce Recall of Maximus Regulators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2002
Release # 02-150
Sherwood Scuba Recall Hotline: (800) 469-9929
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

 

CPSC, Sherwood SCUBA LLC Announce Recall of Maximus Regulators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sherwood SCUBA LLC, of Irvine, Calif., is recalling about 14,000 Maximus SCUBA regulators. The second stage orifices on these regulators can be cracked, bent or broken. This can result in a loss of breathing air underwater.

Sherwood SCUBA has received seven reports of broken second stage orifices on these regulators. Two of the regulators broke during dives underwater. No injuries were reported.

The Maximus regulators included in this recall have the following model, serial numbers and connection types:

Model Number
Serial Number
Range Description
SRB5600
K600001 through K611834
Yoke Connection
SRB5600D2
DK60000 through DK62000
Din-Style Connection
SRB5600CE
EK60001 through EK62000

Yoke Connection


The serial numbers are laser marked on the top of the second stage case next to the mouthpiece.

Authorized Sherwood SCUBA distributors and dealers nationwide sold these regulators from January 1998 through November 2000 for about $580.

Consumers should stop using the recalled regulators immediately, and contact their nearest authorized Sherwood retailer for a free repair. For more information, call Sherwood SCUBA at (800) 469-9929 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.sherwoodscuba.com.

Picture of Recalled Regulators

SRB5600D2 and SRB5600

Picture of Recalled Regulators

SRB5600CE

Picture of Recalled Regulators

SRB5600