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ScubaPro recalls 48,500 MK20 regulators

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EL CAJON, California -- Scubapro USA, of El Cajon, Calif., said Monday it is recalling about 48,500 of its Scubapro MK 20 first-stage regulators.

That is the part the breathing gear that fits immediately on top of compressed air tanks.

Over-tightening of the Yoke or Din retainer during annual servicing of these regulators could result in a stress crack and failure of the regulator. If this occurs during a dive, air supply could be interrupted, posing a drowning hazard.

No injuries or underwater incidents have been reported.

The recall involves first stage regulators that are marked with the Scubapro brand and identified as the MK20.

Scubapro USA has been providing a service upgrade kit via the authorized dealer network since May 2005 which contains a Yoke or Din retainer that prohibits over-tightening during annual service. Consumers can easily identify if the service upgrade has been completed by counting the vents on the plastic saddle located on the regulator. If the service upgrade has not been completed, the consumer should bring the regulator to any authorized Scubapro dealer to have the service upgrade completed free of charge.

Questions may be directed to 800-731-6685.

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