Sherwood SCUBA LLC Announces Recall of Maximus Regulators
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.