WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, 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
Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving Equipment or A-Plus Marine to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.
Consumer Contact: Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at (800) 472-2740 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.innovativescuba.com and click on the Phantom High Pressure Hose Safety Recall button for more information.
Trident Diving Equipment at (800) 234-3483 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or on-line at www.tridentdive.com for more information.
A-Plus Marine at (800) 352-2360 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aplusmarine.com and click on the recall notice on High Pressure Braided Hose Safety Recall for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13029.html
Units: About 2,590 total units: 1900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses
Description: The recalled air hoses are black braided high pressure scuba air hoses. The hoses measure about one centimeter in diameter and vary in length from 6-inches to 40-inches. These hoses attach to the regulator first stage and are intended for use with the submersible pressure gauge (SPG's) that indicate the air pressure in the scuba diving tank. These recalled hoses were sold under the Phantom and Mesh Flex brand names printed only on the product packaging. The air hoses have production date codes stamped into the metal fitting that attaches to the regulator with the following codes:
Innovative Scuba Concepts: 11Q3, 11Q4 and 12Q1
Trident Diving Equipment: T0811, T0911, T1011, T1111, T1211, T0112, and T0212
A-Plus Marine: 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1
Incidents/Injuries: The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Scuba diving retailers nationwide and on-line from August 2011 through August 2012 for prices ranging between about $40 and $50.
Importers: Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colo., Trident Diving Equipment, of Chatsworth, Calif. and A-Plus Marine, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Manufacturer: Li Chung Plastics Ind. Co. Ltd, of Taiwan
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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.
Please use the numbers below for all media requests:
Phone: (301) 504-7908, Spanish: (301) 504-7800
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.
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 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 resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission