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

Picture of Recalled Air Compressors