Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled: Drowning Risk
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for over 2,500 high pressure scuba diving hoses after receiving 9 complaints of burst hoses.
About the Recalled Scuba Diving Hoses
- The hose can rupture, resulting in a risk of drowning because of a decreased air supply.
- Manufactured by Li Chung Plastics Ind. Co. Ltd, of Taiwan.
- Sold by three different companies: Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving Equipment, and A-Plus Marine.
- Sold from August 2011 to August 2012 for $40 to $50.
- Consumers should stop using the product and call to obtain a free replacement hose.
Description of Recalled Scuba Diving Air Hoses
- The hoses are black braided high pressure air hoses that measure 1 cm in diameter, and range from 6 inches to 40 inches in length.
- Production date codes are stamped onto the metal fitting.
- Sold under the Phantom and Mesh Flex brands.
- For a complete list and pictures of the recalled hoses visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13029.html.
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