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M&J Engineering, in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 1,500 AGA swivels for scuba diving masks because of potential drowning hazard.

The swivel, which is attached to a diving mask, could separate while diving. This will result in a sudden loss of the diver’s air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent. This poses a risk of decompression sickness due to rapid ascent or drowning.

The products recalled are SW-3000 2nd stage 360-degree swivels for scuba diving masks that were manufactured from January 2004 to February 2005. So far only one instance on a swivel separating from a mask has been reported, and there have been no injuries. The masks were sold at retail stores all over the U.S. at the same time they were manufactured.

The swivel has the date stamped on its body and right below the patent number. Also, swivels that are already repaired have an arrow stamped on the top right corner of the swivel body.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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