Scuba Diving Hose Recall announced for Drowning Danger

XS Scuba Diving Hose being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The voluntary recall of scuba diving hoses was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today, because they could burst when being used, which could cause the diver to be without an air supply and possibly drowned. Around 17,000 of the Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses are involved in the recall. The recall was announced after XS Scuba received 189 reports of the hose failing. No injuries have been reported.

The hoses were imported and distributed in the US and Canada by XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, California. The hoses came from Miflex 2, located in Villasanta, Italy. XS Scuba sold the hoses through scuba diving retailers, and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for around $44 and $60 each.

The high pressure hose have the MFX stamp on the end of the hose fitting. The hoses are used to monitor the air supply and cylinder pressure while scuba diving. The hoses were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses. The following kits and model numbers are involved in the recall:

  • Deluxe Cylinder Equalizer w/ Miflex HP hose P/N AC366
  • Miflex Two-Gauge Console HL300/HL300M
  • Miflex Rebreather Kits MRB-EVO-LG, MRB-EVO-MD & MRB-ISP-POST-LG
  • Consumers who have the recalled air hoses are instructed not to use them. Instead, consumers can contact XS Scuba toll free at (888) 249-5404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.xsscuba.com, for instructions on how to get a free replacement hose.

    BY: N Wilson

    ref: CPSC

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