Consumer notice - Stop product use - DX type regulator first stages

    CALGARY, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Oceanic has been notified by its supplier that
they have received isolated reports of DX type regulator first stages
exhibiting uncontrolled flow of air to the Second stage.
    Evaluation has shown that a specific batch of HP (High Pressure) Seats
contained material that can deteriorate and fail to properly perform its
mechanical sealing (shut-off) function, causing an uncontrollable free flow
which could result in serious injury or death of the user.
    DX type First Stages affected by this notice include those shipped to
Oceanic Retailers from the Factory between May 1, 2006, and November 15, 2006.
Other Model DX type First Stages, such as the CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4, and TDX5,
that received annual service between May 1, 2006, and October 22, 2007, may
also be affected.

    NOTE: Due to the Random nature utilized to assign SNs (serial numbers) to
the First Stages, there is only a small quantity of affected units within the
large range of Serial Numbers indicated. Since the extent of listing the
actual SNs of all affected units would be impractical and not user friendly,
Oceanic has created a database on the website that
product owners and retailers can easily access to determine whether a specific
First Stage is affected and whether it has received the retrofit.

    If you have an affected unit, you must discontinue use of it and take it
to the Oceanic Dealer from whom you purchased it, or an Authorized Oceanic
Service Centre, for a component retrofit.
    Should you have any questions, please contact our Recall Help line at, or phone (510) 639-5448 between 8am & 5pm (Pacific Time)
Monday through Friday.
    If you no longer own the DX (diaphragm) type First Stage Regulator,
please forward this notice to the new owner or have them contact us directly.

    WARNING: DO NOT CONTINUE USE of the Regulator First Stage until it
receives the retrofit. Only Authorized Oceanic Dealers and their trained
service technicians must perform this retrofit. Non authorized persons who
attempt the retrofit procedure risk violating the product's warranty and
rendering the product dangerously unsafe for SCUBA use.

    Thank you for your cooperation.



For further information:

For further information: Kevin Kidd, (403) 235-5454

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