Franklin Fueling Systems Recalls Gas Station Hose/Swivel Fitting Sets Due to Fire, Explosion Hazards

Mar 15, 2016, 14:15 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Franklin-Fueling-Systems-Recalls-Gas-Station-Hose-Swivel-Fitting-Sets/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Gas station hose/swivel fitting sets

Hazard: The swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hose/swivel fitting sets and contact the firm to receive a full refund or a replacement hose/swivel fitting set.

Consumer Contact: Franklin Fueling Systems at 800-984-6266 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.franklinfueling.com and click on "Hose/Swivel Recall Update" under Latest News for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 9,000

Description: This recall involves gas station hose and swivel fitting sets used with gas station nozzles to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends. The sets are made of at least one metal swivel fitting attached to ¾-inch or 1-inch FLEX-ING™ brand FLEX-ON™ Hardwall, Marina and Softwall hoses. The attached hoses were sold in varying lengths. The size in inches and millimeters, and part number 559N or 559NMP are printed on the sidewall of the hoses.

Hardwall hoses were sold in the colors black, blue, green, red and yellow, and have "FLEX-ING FLEX-ON HW FR PREMIUM FUEL HOSE BY FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS" printed on the sidewall.

Marina hoses were sold in the color green and have "2 BD. STYLE BC MARINA GASOLINE" on the sidewall.

Softwall hoses were sold in the color black and have "FLEX-ING FLEX-ON SILVER SW PREMIUM FUEL HOSE BY FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS on the sidewall.

Sets that have swivel fittings with a date code in the following range are being recalled:

Hose Diameter

Date Code Range (MWWYY format)

¾-inch

M1615 to M3515

1-inch

M2215 to M4115

The date code is stamped on the nut of the swivel fitting.

Incidents/Injuries: Franklin Fueling Systems has received reports of three incidents in which a swivel fitting has separated from a hose causing a fuel spill. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015 for swivel fittings with ¾-inch hoses and May 2015 through October 2015 for swivel fittings with 1-inch hoses. The hose/swivel fitting sets were sold for between $18 and $400

Manufacturer: Franklin Fueling Systems Inc., of Madison, Wis.  

Manufactured in: U.S.

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