More recall news, this time from Cressi, who are recalling Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 regulators distributed between March and August 2009. The problem is related to the high pressure port being partially blocked which can lead to an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge. this from their website:
The words “Cressi Black” appear on the cover of the regulator’s second stage, and the words “Cressi MC5” are visible on the regulator’s first stage. (See photo above.) Retail price ranges between $280 and $309.
Hazard: Partial obstruction of the High Pressure port can produce an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow descent of the needle in the pressure gauge. The inaccurate reading on the gauge poses a drowning hazard to divers.
Remedy: For a free repair, consumers can return the Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulator to any Cressi-authorized dive shop or directly to Cressi- sub USA at One Charles Street, Westwood, NJ 07675.
For more information, call Cressi-sub USA at:
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the website www.cressi.com
For more information, please visit their website.