Scuba Diving Tubing Recalled Because of Drowning Hazard

Some products we use are meant to keep us safe even during new and dangerous adventures such as deep sea diving. Unfortunately, though, some products may contain defects that make them unsafe and can prevent a dangerous hazard.

Scuba Diving Hose Recall Details

On January 10, 2013, A -Plus Marine Supply, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of scuba diving air hoses. The product was recalled because of a defect that could lead to drowning.

The problem affects the diving hose that connects the oxygen tank’s regulator to its pressure gauge. The hose may separate, which can reduce the oxygen supply to the user and pose a potential drowning risk.

So far, A-Plus Marine Supply has received three reports of the hoses separating. Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries.

The recalled high-pressure hoses are black with a smooth rubber outer covering. They measure about a half-centimeter in diameter and 32 to 36 inches long. The hoses were sold at scuba diving retailers nationwide and cost about $34. They were sold between April 2012 and June 2012.

If you believe that you have purchased one of the recalled items, you should contact A-Plus Marine Supply immediately. The manufacturer will send you a replacement hose. Do not use the equipment until the hose has been replaced.

Lawsuits Related to Defective or Dangerous Products

Fortunately, no injuries were reported related to the hazard existing with the air hose. If you were injured by this or any other product, you can report the incident to the CPSC.

Meanwhile, if you were injured as a result of a defective or dangerous product, you may be able to recover compensation for damages. You can contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates at 800-246-4878 for a free consultation regarding your case.

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