November 17, 2004
Alert #05-511

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Rotating Cross Bar SCUBA Manifold

Units: About 140

Importer: Ocean Management Systems, Inc., of Middletown, NY.

Hazard: Undersized o-rings installed on the cross bar can cause a loss of breathing air from the SCUBA cylinder, presenting a risk of drowning.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of breathing air leaking from a cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the 200 and 300 Bar versions of the OMS Rotating Cross Bar Manifold. The manifold consists of two valves which have "O.M.S." stamped on the side of each valve and a crossbar that has three O-rings per side. Each part has a black plastic knob.

Sold at: Dive stores nationwide from December 2003 through September 2004 for about $238.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Affected units will be replaced at no cost to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Affected consumers are being contacted directly by OMS to arrange for a free replacement. Consumers with affected products who have not been contacted should call OMS at 845-692-3600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or send an e-mail to

Picture of Recalled SCUBA Manifold

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