Sue Diving Unlimited International for Defective Scuba Diving Regulators

Name of Product: Scuba Diving Regulators

Hazard: The scuba diving regulators can malfunction posing a significant drowning risk to consumers

Remedy: Refund

Recall Date: October 25, 2017

Recall Number: 18-701

Description: This is a recall for the Ocean Management Systems or OMS, Airstream Evoque regulators used for scuba diving. This metal regulator attaches to the valve of a scuba tank and controls the pressure of the air a diver is able to breathe in. Only regulators with the following serial numbers are being recalled by the manufacturing company. “Airstream” and the serial number can be found on the body of the regulator:

57792121 to 57792200

57813071 to 57813150

57814061 to 57814100

57813264 to 57814403

Remedy (Details):  Anyone who has purchased a product using this recalled regulator may return them to DUI for a full refund of the purchase. The firm is notifying all purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: So far, three reports of units malfunctioning during diving have been made to the company; however no injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Authorized Diving Unlimited International dealers nationwide and online at and from February 2017 through June 2017 for about $500

Importer(s): Diving Unlimited International, Inc. of San Diego, California.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Units: Approximately 480

How You Can Receive Compensation For The Damages
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of these defective diving regulators, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturing company responsible for the defect in order to collect compensation for the damages that you have suffered. Many who rely on these regulators to function properly have their lives put at risk when these products malfunction due to a manufacturing defect. These damages can range from diving injuries to wrongful death caused by drowning. For this reason, victims of this defect have every right to pursue legal action against the manufacturing company and seek compensation for the damages that they have received. However, when filing a product defect lawsuit it is crucial to the outcome of your case that you seek legal representation from an attorney experienced in fighting for the rights of consumers injured by defective products. A skilled attorney can guide you through the process and over the hurdles involved in reaching a successful outcome for your case.

One of the most important aspects of every lawsuit is the statute of limitations involved in filing a case. The statute of limitations is the time period in which an injured individual can bring their case to court. This statute varies from state to state and can change depending on the way in which an individual was damaged. For instance, in the state of California, an injured plaintiff has two years to bring their case to court. If that damaged party fails to bring a case forward, they will more than likely find their case dismissed from court entirely. For this reason it is incredibly important to seek assistance from an attorney with experience in handling cases from the state in which your incident or injury occurred.

Victims of product defects often have the option of filing a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are lawsuits that usually involve multiple parties that have experienced similar injury as a result of the same product or action. Class action lawsuits offer victims a viable avenue to pursue legal reparation as they are often supported by some experienced class action lawyers. This is particularly true when class action lawsuits are filed against large product manufacturing companies. In most cases, these companies have the resources to employ a whole team of legal experts that are all willing to dispute your claims. Class action lawsuits make it so the victims of these incidents can increase their chances of reaching a satisfactory outcome for their case. They also help in sharing the financial burden imposed by legal expenses. However, it is important to note that many who file class action lawsuits usually don’t expect to receive a large sum of monetary compensation. Usually, the settlements reached at the end of class action lawsuits are dispersed over all of the parties involved, lessening the individual amounts offered. For this reason, it is in your best interest that you seek consultation with an attorney well versed on both class action law and personal injury law so that you can get a good idea as to what kind of suit you should file.

Another vital aspect of every product defect lawsuit is product liability law. Under product liability, law manufacturing companies are expected to keep defective products out of the hands of consumers. This law also dictates that if a consumer does manage to injure them on a defective product, that consumer has every right to pursue monetary compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. While injured consumers are entitled to legal action, it is incredibly important that you can place liability effectively. In a majority of products, there are some companies involved in bringing the product from design floor to the retail store and as such any one of these companies could be liable for a defect. Bulleted below are the three areas where product defects are most likely to occur:

likely to occur:

  • Design Defects: These are the defects that can occur before the product is sent to the assembly line. The defects that occur in this stage of production are faults that make the product inherently dangerous. In most cases, these defects can lead to full-scale product recalls, and the company which organized the design of the product could be held liable for the damages.
  • Manufacturing Defects: These defects typically occur on the assembly line of the product. They can range from minor mistakes along the manufacturing chain to reoccurring mistakes that can result in wide-spread recalls. In these instances, the manufacturing company could be deemed responsible for the damages.
  • Marketing Defects: These defects occur during the marketing of a specific product. These defects include things like improper labeling, insufficient instructions, or inadequate safety warnings.

As well as placing liability, those injured by this defective diving breath regulator or other products should gather as much evidence as possible. This evidence can take the form of other reports of dangerous defects; photographs of the defective product; or medical records showing the damages that you have suffered. Having adequate evidence to support your claims can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely.

As mentioned prior, to better guarantee that you receive a positive outcome for your case, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of a skilled and experienced attorney. A skilled attorney can guide you through the process of building your case, filing your claim, and collecting compensation for the damages that you have suffered.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one have experienced personal injury as a result of the defective Scuba Diving Breath Regulator, you may be eligible to file a claim for significant monetary compensation. However, in pursuing compensation, it is best to seek the assistance of a skilled attorney, as large manufacturing companies more than likely have the resources to employ their team of expert lawyers to dispute your claims. At Normandie Law Firm our skilled attorneys can guide you through the process of building your case, filing your claim, and collecting compensation for your damages. Those who file a claim with our law firm can find some if not all of the following damages compensable to them:

  • All of you medical and hospitalization costs
  • All of your future medical care and treatment
  • A loss of income and loss of future earnings due to long-term recovery or permanent disability due to the accident
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of this recall or recalls similar to this one can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation for their injuries. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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