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12-12-2007, 09:34
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2007
Release #08-127

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 636-9390
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

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.

Name of Product: Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages

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 First Stages:

Model CDX5
Certain serial numbers from 30202856 through 51312641 and purchased from
May 2006 through October 2007

Model FDX10
Certain serial numbers from 51408026 through 51411813 and purchased from
May 2006 through October 2007

Models CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4, and TDX5
All serial numbers and serviced from May 2006 through October 2007

AERIS Regulator First Stages:

Model AT400
Certain serial numbers from 30200036 through 51311560 and purchased from
May 2006 through October 2007

Balanced Diaphragm
All serial numbers and 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
and AERIS 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 or AERIS 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 Oceanic Worldwide - Research and Compare the latest Scuba Diving Equipment and Snorkeling Gear (http://www.oceanicworldwide.com). AERIS customers can send an e-mail to
info@diveaeris.com or visit the firm's Web site at DiveAeris.com - Scuba Gear, Scuba Equipment and Dive Gear (http://www.diveaeris.com)