Product Recall: TUSA dive regulators recalled over drowning hazards

Legal news for product liability attorneys. The CPSC and TUSA recalled scuba regulators over injury hazards.

The CPSC alerts product liability attorneys- TUSA scuba regulators are involved in a product recall for injury hazards.

Long Beach, CA– Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of TUSA RS-670 Regulators. The CPSC announced the recall on Tuesday, April 15, 2010, due to a drowning hazard that the regulators pose.

About 250 regulators were recalled after discovering the first stage balance chamber plug can separate from the scuba regulator, which can cause a high-pressure leak, creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers who are using the regulators. The CPSC stated, “This recall involves R-600 first stage scuba regulators with the following serial numbers: UR600022 through UR600029, UR600031 through UR600103, UR6000637 through UR6000676, UR600708 through UR600716, UR600737 through UR600776. The serial number and TUSA logo are printed on the regulators.” No injuries in connection with the recall product have been reported.

The recalled regulators were sold for about $450 at authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009. Consumers are advised to stop using the regulators immediately and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Tabata USA at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.