The following recall has been announced:
SCUBA DIVING AIR HOSES
DETAILS: High pressure scuba diving air hoses imported by Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Trident Diving Equipment of Chatsworth, Calif., and A-Plus Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; manufactured by Li Chung Plastics Ind. Co. Ltd. of Taiwan; sold at scuba diving retailers nationwide and online from August 2011 through August 2012. The black, braided high pressure scuba air 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 that indicates 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.
WHY: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
INCIDENTS: The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,590 total units (1,900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses)
FOR MORE: Contact Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at 800-472-2740 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at http://www.innovativescuba.com/Phantom-hose-recall.html ; Trident Diving Equipment at 800-234-3483 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at http://www.tridentdive.com/ahphose.htm ; or A-Plus Marine at 800-352-2360 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at www.aplusmarine.com .