April 19, 2012
Name of Product: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses
Units: About 17,000
Distributor/Importer: XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.
Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
Description: The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The hoses have MFX stamped on the hoseís 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
Sold at: Scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.
Consumer Contact: 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 firmís website at www.xsscuba.com