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

  • A-Plus Marine high-pressure scuba diving air hose
  • “CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting
  • “12Q1” is stamped on the male fitting
Name of Product:
High-pressure scuba diving air hoses
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.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 10, 2013
Units:
About 40
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.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact A-Plus Marine for a free replacement hose.

Incidents/Injuries:

A-Plus has received three reports of hoses separating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Scuba diving retailers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012 for about $34.
Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Recall number:
13-090
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