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Brownie’s Third Lung Recalls Air Compressors Due to Drowning Hazard

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Recall Date:
November 19, 2008

Recall Details

November 19, 2008
Release #09-049

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 327-0412

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: Air Compressors

Units: About 1,000

Manufacturer: Brownie's Third Lung, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: The air compressor's components can fail, which could cause a stoppage of air flow. This poses a risk of drowning to users.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled air compressors are used to provide air to divers. The recalled products include the following models:

ProductModelsSerial Numbers
Gas-powered direct drive hookah compressor assemblies F280X, F390X, C270, C390, CTD390 14421 - 15715
Dual-head electric direct drive compressor assemblies E250, EC2 14344 - 15762

The serial number is printed on a metallic plate located on the compressor's base and on the storage case.

Sold at: Brownie's Third Lung factory and various marine/diving products resellers nationwide from July 2007 through August 2008 for between $2000 and $3500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the air compressor and contact their dealer for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. Consumers are being directly notified of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Brownie's Third Lung at (800) 327-0412 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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