April 30, 2002
Sherwood SCUBA LLC Announces Recall of Maximus Regulators


Sherwood SCUBA LLC, of Irvine, Calif., is recalling about 14,000 Maximus SCUBA regulators. The second stage orifices on these regulators can be cracked, bent or broken. This can result in a loss of breathing air underwater.

Sherwood SCUBA has received seven reports of broken second stage orifices on these regulators. Two of the regulators broke during dives underwater. No injuries were reported.
Authorized Sherwood SCUBA distributors and dealers nationwide sold these regulators from January 1998 through November 2000 for about $580.

The Maximus regulators included in this recall have the following model, serial numbers and connection types.
The serial numbers are laser marked on the top of the second stage case next to the mouthpiece.

Model Number              Serial Number                                                   Range Description

SRB5600                         K600001 through K611834                              Yoke Connection

SRB5600D2                    DK60000 through DK62000                            Din-Style Connection

SRB5600CE                    EK600001 through EK62000                           Yoke Connection

 Consumers should stop using the recalled regulators immediately, and contact they’re nearest authorized Sherwood retailer for a free repair. For more information, call Sherwood SCUBA at (800) 469-9929 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at http://www.sherwoodscuba.com/Pages/maximus_recall.html.