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 Huish Outdoors Issues Recall Notice for Oceanic and Hollis Regulators

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Huish Outdoors LLC, the parent company of Oceanic and Hollis, has issued a safety recall notice for regulators purchased or serviced between 1 October 2017 and 25 May 2018.

The fault involves a new high pressure (HP) poppet used in the manufacture of the first stage which may cause airflow to be restricted when tank pressure drops below 500psi/35bar, leading to a potential drowning hazard. 

No incidents involving the regulators have been reported and the recall applies only to the 4,500 regulators sold in the US, and a further 330 sold in Canada. Recall notices on the Oceanic and Hollis websites advise that divers in possession of such a regulator should not use it, and immediately contact their nearest dealer for a no-cost replacement of the affected parts.

The affected regulators are: 

  • Oceanic CDX First Stage
  • Oceanic EDX First Stage
  • Oceanic FDX10 First Stage
  • Oceanic FDXi First Stage
  • Hollis DC7 First Stage
  • Hollis DC3 First Stage
  • Hollis DC1 First Stage
  • Hollis DC2 First Stage
  • Hollis DCX First Stage
The affected regulators can be identified by the serial number etched into the body of the regulator's first stage, or on the original packaging if still available (shown below)
 
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hollis serial
 
Owners can check online if their regulator is affected at: recall.hollis.com and  recall.oceanicworldwide.com. A form on the website will identify if the regulator is affected by inputting the regulator's serial number. A toll-free telephone number for Huish Outdoors in the US is given as 888-270-8595 (extension 4) from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Further questions and answers can be found in these documents from Oceanic and also Hollis (it's the same document)
 
A full list of affected regulators and their serial numbers can also be found on the US Consumer Product and Safety Commission's website.
 
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