Tabata USA, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on approximately 250 scuba regulators due to a faulty chamber plug.  According to the CPSC, the first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and create unstable pressure, posing a drowning hazard to divers. 

Although no injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately stop using the scuba regulators and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement.

The recall affects R-600 first stage scuba regulators with the following serial numbers: UR600022 through UR600029, UR600031 through UR600103, UR6000637 through UR6000676, UR600708 through UR600716, UR600737 through UR600776. The serial number and TUSA logo are printed on the regulators.

Manufactured in Japan, the units were sold in authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for about $450.

For additional information, contact Tabata USA at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at