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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of Product : Oceanic SCUBA Regulator First Stage
Units: About 6,000
Manufacturer: ROMI Enterprises, of San Leandro , Calif.

Hazard: An internal component that seals air between the high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can fail. This can result in uncontrolled flow of air to the diver and pose a risk of serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: ROMI has received two reports of units malfunctioning during diving and six reports of units malfunctioning while being tested by dealers prior to delivery to consumers. No injuries reported.

Description and Models: The recall involves the following regulator first stages:

Oceanic Regulator: Model CDX5
Certain Serial Numbers from 30202856 through 51312641
Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007

Oceanic Regulator: Model FDX10
Certain Serial Numbers from 51408026 through 51411813 
Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007

Oceanic Regulator: Models CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4, and TDX5
ALL Serial Numbers
Serviced from May 2006 through October 2007 

The model and serial numbers are stamped on the side of the body or on the body's rubber covering.

Sold at: The items were either sold or repaired at authorized Oceanic retailers nationwide from May 2006 through October 2007. The items sold for between $300 and $500.

Manufactured in: United States and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled regulator first stages and take them to any authorized Oceanic dealer for a free replacement part.

Consumer Contact: For further information or to determine if your specific unit is affected, contact ROMI toll-free at (888) 636-9390 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Oceanic customers can send an e-mail to service@oceanicusa.com or visit the firm's Web site at www.oceanicworldwide.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270  or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html . Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov .

Determine whether your fist stage is affected.

Locate an Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest to you.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

Should you have any questions, please contact our toll free Recall Helpline at (888) 636-9390 or locally at (510) 562-0500 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Time.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207

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For Immediate Release: November 2007 

Firm's Recall Hotline:    (888) 636-9390
CPSC Recall Hotline:     (800) 638-2772
Release #08-Clearance 11/29 
CPSC Media Contact:    (301) 504-7908