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Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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November 17, 2004

Ocean Management Systems Announce Recall of SCUBA Manifolds

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the
firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the
product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Rotating Cross Bar SCUBA Manifold

Units: About 140

Importer: Ocean Management Systems, Inc., of Middletown, NY.

Hazard: Undersized o-rings installed on the cross bar can cause a
loss of breathing air from the SCUBA cylinder, presenting a risk of
drowning.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of breathing air
leaking from a cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the 200 and 300 Bar versions of the
OMS Rotating Cross Bar Manifold. The manifold consists of two valves
which have "O.M.S." stamped on the side of each valve and a crossbar
that has three O-rings per side. Each part has a black plastic knob.

Sold at: Dive stores nationwide from December 2003 through September
2004 for about $238.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Affected units will be replaced at no cost to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Affected consumers are being contacted directly by
OMS to arrange for a free replacement. Consumers with affected
products who have not been contacted should call OMS at 845-692-3600
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or send an e-mail
to kim@omsdive.com

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