WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with XS Scuba, Inc. of Santa Ana, California announced a voluntary recall of Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses. The hoses are manufactured by Miflex 2, Villasanta, Italy and approximately 17,000 units have been distributed. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures but there have been no reported injuries. The Miflex High Pressure hose can rupture suddenly causing a rapid loss of breathing gas available to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the breathing gas 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
These products were sold at scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses.
XS Scuba has advised consumers to immediately stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is interested in receiving any incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
Firm’s Recall Hotline: 888-249-5404 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC