The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with XS Scuba, Inc., and of Santa Ana, Calif., and Miflex 2, Villasanta, Italy, announced a voluntary recall of about 17,000 Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses.
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:
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.