Thursday, January 24, 2013

Product Recall: High-pressure scuba diving air hoses


High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses Recalled by A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: High-pressure scuba diving air hoses
Units: About 40
Importer: A-Plus Marine Supply, Inc., of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: A-Plus has received three reports of hoses separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Scuba diving retailers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012 for about $34.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact A-Plus Marine for a free replacement hose.
Consumer Contact: 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 eric@aplusmarine.com for more information.


A-Plus Marine high-pressure scuba diving air hose
A-Plus Marine high-pressure scuba diving air hose


“CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting
“CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting


“12Q1” is stamped on the male fitting
“12Q1” is stamped on the male fitting
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.



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