Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses, imported by XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif. and manufactured by Miflex 2, of Villasanta, Italy; have been voluntarily recalled.
These hoses were sold at scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses. According to a recent press release, the diving hose can rupture, reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
The affected hoses 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
XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures to date, with no injuries reported. The recall pertains to about 17,000.
For more information, contact XS Scuba at 888-249-5404 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm (PST), or visit their website at http://www.xsscuba.com.