XS Scuba Recalls Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
Release #12-155
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 249-5404
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

XS Scuba Recalls Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses

Units: About 17,000

Distributor/Importer: XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.

Manufacturer: Miflex 2, Villasanta, Italy

Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The hoses have MFX stamped on the hose’s end fitting. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses and in the following kits and model numbers:

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

 

Sold at: Scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact XS Scuba toll free at (888) 249-5404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at www.xsscuba.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1569

 

Picture of recalled High Pressure Diving Hose