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.
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 ?-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:
Date Code Range (MWWYY format)
M1615 to M3515
M2215 to M4115
The date code is stamped on the nut of the swivel fitting.
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.
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.
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