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February 2010    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 36, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Recalls for a Regulator and a BCD

from the February, 2010 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Don’t use the Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 regulator: Turns out you might have less air in your tank than you think. A recall issued by Cressi says, “Partial obstruction of the high-pressure port can produce an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow descent of the BC needle in the pressure gauge. The inaccurate reading on the gauge poses a drowning hazard to divers.” About 200 regulators have been recalled in the wake of Cressi-Sub USA receiving three reports of inaccurate pressure readings. “Cressi MC5” and “Cressi Black” are printed on the faulty regulators. If you have one, return it to a Cressi-authorized dive shop for a free repair, or call 800-338-9243.

And stop using your Dive Rite Wings BCD post-haste. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 16,000 Dive Rite Wings because the overpressure valve springs could rust and fail, allowing the BCD to leak and posing a drowning hazard. The affected models include the Travel, Venture, Rec, Trek, Classic, Nomad and Super Wings, and were sold in red, blue or black. Faulty springs were used on wings that have an opaque white or blue-tinted bladder and welded in flanges. Wings with a black bladder are not affected. Only the Dive Rite wings that have a serial number ranging from 42,000 through 72,000 and were sold from June 2006 to October 2008 are included in this recall. If you have one of them, return it to an authorized distributor or call Dive Rite at 800-495-1046.

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