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June 2002 Vol. 17, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Sherwood Regulator Recall

from the June, 2002 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

14,000 Sherwood Maximus regulators may have a serious problem: the second stage orifice can crack, bend or break, causing a loss of manual adjustment, free flow and subsequently the inability to deliver air to the diver. The first incident was reported early last year by a diver in Japan, who surfaced safely despite the malfunction. Last autumn a California instructor experienced a similar problem in a swimming pool. A Sherwood spokesman told Undercurent that these are the only in-water incidents reported so far, however retailes have returned five other damaged Maximus orifices.

The problems occur in regulators manufactured between January 1998 and November 2000. Model: SRB5600, Serial Numbers: K600001 through K611834; Model Number:SRB5600D2, Serial Numbers: DK60000 through DK62000; Model Number: SRB5600CE, Serial Number Range: EK60001 through EK62000. The serial number is on the top of the second stage case, next to the mouthpiece.

Do not use the regulator until a Sherwood dealers will replace the second stage orifice (at no charge). Further information can be obtained at 1-800-469-9929 or www.sherwoodscuba.com.

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