High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard

Recall date: November 07, 2012
Recall number: 13-029
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

High pressure scuba diving air hoses

Hazard:

The diving hose on Phantom and Mesh Flex brand name equipment can rupture.

Consumer Contact:

Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at (800) 472-2740 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.innovativescuba.com and click on the Phantom High Pressure Hose Safety Recall button for more information.

Trident Diving Equipment at (800) 234-3483 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or on-line at www.tridentdive.com for more information.

A-Plus Marine at (800) 352-2360 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aplusmarine.com and click on the recall notice on High Pressure Braided Hose Safety Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,590 total units: 1900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses

Description

The recalled air hoses are black braided high pressure scuba air hoses. The 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 (SPG's) that indicate 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 with the following codes:

Innovative Scuba Concepts: 11Q3, 11Q4 and 12Q1
Trident Diving Equipment: T0811, T0911, T1011, T1111, T1211, T0112, and T0212
A-Plus Marine: 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1

Incidents/Injuries

The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving Equipment or A-Plus Marine to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.

Sold at

Scuba diving retailers nationwide and on-line from August 2011 through August 2012 for prices ranging between about $40 and $50.

Importer

Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colo., Trident Diving Equipment, of Chatsworth, Calif. and A-Plus Marine, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Manufacturer

Li Chung Plastics Ind. Co. Ltd, of Taiwan

Manufactured in

Taiwan

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