Italian scuba equipment manufacturer Cressi is working with the US consumer product safety commission on a recall of their Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulator.
The problem involves a partial obstruction of the High Pressure (HP) port which can produce an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow descent of the needle in the pressure gauge.
While no injuries related to this problem have been reported, Cressi has received three reports of inaccurate pressure readings while the scuba regulators were in use.
The recalled regulators have model name Ellipse Black MC5. "Cressi MC5" and "Cressi Black" are printed on the regulator. The regulators were sold between March 2009 through August 2009.
Consumers should immediately stop using the regulators and return them to a Cressi authorized dive shop for a free repair. Consumers can also return the product to Cressi USA at One Charles Street, Westwood, N.J. 07675.
For additional information, contact Cressi at (800) 338-9143 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cressi.com (recall information link is on the menu bar or directly http://www.cressi.com/recallmc5.asp).