Recall: High-pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses
On 2013-01-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding High-pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses due to a potential drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2012 for about $34.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Scuba Diving/Water Activity Equipment category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 352-2360
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What is the problem?
The diving hose that connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge can separate reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled air hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. They are about half a centimeter in diameter and 32 or 36 inches long. These hoses connect the regulator to the tank pressure gauge. The phrase "Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16" (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont" is printed in white lettering on the hose's outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end. "CE EN 250 230" is stamped on the female side of the fitting and "12Q1" on the male side.
These items were sold new+ at Scuba diving retailers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012 for about $34.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact A-Plus Marine for a free replacement hose.
A-Plus Marine; at (800)352-2360, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.aplusmarine.com and click on the recall notice on High Pressure Braided Hose Safety Recall. Consumers can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
A-Plus has received three reports of hoses separating. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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