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April 2001 Vol. 27, No. 4   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Atomic Regulator Recall

from the April, 2001 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

The possibility of a failing first-stage spring has prompted regulator manufacturer Atomic Aquatics to announce a voluntary recall of all models.

Atomic President Dean Garraffa, told Undercurrent that although there had been no reported incidents of in water failure or diver injury, three regulators undergoing routine servicing were discovered to have cracked springs, which can result in a free flow . The company contacted the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission for advice in launching the recall, which covers about 3,500 T1, B1 & Z1 regulators manufactured between May 11, 1999 and October 27,1999 and carrying serial numbers A07751-A11276.

Owners may determine the serial number of their regulator by removing the mouthpiece. The number is prominently displayed on the top of the second-stage body where the piece attaches. You may return a regulator falling within the recall range to the nearest dealer for free replacement of the spring. Alternatively, the owner may call Atomic at 1-888-270-8595 or 714 375-1433 to arrange for factory servicing. The website is

Jeff Allen, a senior technician at Atomic, told Undercurrent that the company will cover shipping charges in both directions. He said the regulators can be turned around in 1-3 days.

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