Another braided high pressure scuba hose is up for recall. Innovative Scuba is advising customers to return their “Phantom” brand name HP hoses for replacement. This notice comes on the heals of the recent Miflex high pressure hose recall (see http://www.scubagadget.com/?p=2080).
Here is the full text of the recall from Innovative:
Innovative Scuba Concepts distributes braided high-pressure hoses under the “Phantom” brand name. We have been notified by the hose manufacturer that they have initiated a Consumer Products Safety Commission Recall for braided high pressure hoses that they manufactured during certain date code ranges listed below. The failure mode is that the hose can burst at the crimp fitting that attaches to the first stage. When this occurs breathing gas is let out of the tank at an uncontrolled rate and may result in severe injury or death due to drowning.
Note this recall applies only to the specific 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1 lots of double braided flexible high-pressure SCUBA hoses that are intended for use with submersible pressure gauges (SPG). This recall does NOT affect other double braided low pressure regulator hoses, BCD inflator hoses, and does NOT apply to any rubber hose nor to any Miflex brand hoses
Rather than wait for the CPSC recall to go into effect, and while only a small number of hoses have actually been returned with this defect, we are proceeding with an abundance of caution to notify all consumers who may have purchased these hoses to do the following:
1) Examine your braided high pressure hose male fitting that screw into the regulator first stage. The hex is stamped with a manufacturing date code (see picture above). The following manufacturing date codes are subject to recall: 11Q3, 11Q4 and 12Q1.
2) If your braided high pressure hose has any of the above 3 date code stamps immediately remove the hose. Fill out the Return Authorization Form and return the hose to Innovative Scuba Concepts, Inc No packaging or proof of purchase is required.
3) Feel free to contact us (Innovative – 719-597-2885) to discuss this recall.