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April 30, 2002

Sherwood SCUBA Has Recalled Maximus Regulators

Irvine, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Sherwood SCUBA LLC has recalled 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.

The Maximus regulators included in this recall have the following model, serial numbers and connection types:

Model Number
Serial Number
Range Description
K600001 through K611834
Yoke Connection
DK60000 through DK62000
Din-Style Connection
EK600001 through EK62000
Yoke Connection

The serial numbers are laser marked on the top of the second stage case next to the mouthpiece.

Authorized Sherwood SCUBA distributors and dealers nationwide sold these regulators from January 1998 through November 2000 for about $580.

Consumers should stop using the recalled regulators immediately, and contact their 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

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