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Diving Co. Recalls Compressors Over Drowning Risk

Law360 (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A line of air compressors used for diving underwater has been recalled because of a possible drowning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturer Brownie’s Third Lung announced Wednesday.

The company manufactures air compressors that provide air in a hookah format, allowing multiple divers to swim underwater using separate breathing hoses from one air source, which floats above the water on a buoy.

The voluntary recall covers about 1,000 gas-powered and dual-head electric air compressors, which were sold at Brownie’s factories and marine and...
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