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Scuba Gear Recalled

About 14-thousand Maximus Scuba diving regulators are being recalled because of reports of a broken component. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Irvine-based Sherwood Scuba L-L-C announced the recall today. The regulators were sold nationwide by Sherwood dealers from January 1998 through November 2000.

Sherwood Scuba received seven reports of broken second-stage orifices on the regulators. Two broke during dives. No injuries were reported; the damage can result in a loss of air. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled regulators and call an authorized Sherwood retailer for free repairs. Sherwood Scuba can be reached at 1-800-469-9929 for more information.

The recall includes regulators with:

__ Model number SRB5600, serial number range K600001 through K611834.

__ Model number SRB5600D2, serial number range DK60000 through DK62000.

__ Model number SRB5600CE, serial number range EK60001 through EK62000.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

Sherwood Scuba: http://www.sherwoodscuba.com