After receiving three reports of incidents of High Pressure Hoses separating and causing rapid gas loss A-Plus Marine Supply, Inc., of Gulf Breeze, Florida has announced a voluntary recall of all these products sold. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled air hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. They are about half a centimeter in diameter and 32 or 36 inches long. These hoses connect the regulator to the tank pressure gauge. The phrase “Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16″ (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont,” is printed in white lettering on the hose’s outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end. “CE EN 250 230″ is stamped on the female side of the fitting and “12Q1″ on the male side. They were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by A-Plus Marine Supply, Inc.
Approximately 40 units were sold by SCUBA diving retailers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012 for about $34 each.
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, and contact A-Plus Marine for a free replacement hose. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Consumer Contact Information: A-Plus Marine; at (800) 352-2360, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.aplusmarine.com and click on the recall notice on High Pressure Braided Hose Safety Recall. Consumers can also send an email to for more information.
*****NOTE***** This contact information was released 0n January, 10, 2013 but as of this writing there is no recall link on the A-Plus Marine Supply website. A representative has informed us that the link will be on their homepage beginning Monday January 14, 2103.