|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 794-8351
M&J Engineering Recalls Swivels for Scuba Diving Masks 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: AGA Swivels for Scuba Diving Masks
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: M&J Engineering, of Poway, Calif.
Hazard: The swivel, which is attached to a diving mask, could separate while diving. This will result in a sudden loss of the diver's air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent. This poses a risk of decompression sickness due to rapid ascent or drowning.
Incidents/Injuries: M&J Engineering has received one report of swivels separating from the masks while diving. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves all SW-3000 2nd stage 360-degree swivels for scuba diving masks manufactured between January 2004 and February 2005. The swivel has the date stamped on its body, below the patent number. Swivels that are already repaired have an arrow stamped on the top right corner of the swivel body.
Sold at: Diving retail stores nationwide between January 2004 and February 2005 for about $60.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the scuba diving masks with the swivel attached and contact M&J Engineering to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact M&J Engineering toll-free at (888) 794-8351 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company's Web site at www.mj-engineering.com
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