If you bought a low-pressure regulator hose from Dive Rite between February 2018 and July 2019, the company recently announced that it is recalling certain hoses.
Hose manufacturer and long-term vendor Danicorp, Inc. told Dive Rite in July 2019 of a possible “safety concern affecting Rubber Low-Pressure Regulator Hoses produced between February 2018 and September 2018,” according to a post on the Dive Rite website.
In that post, Dive Rite quotes Danicorp as saying:
“This product is now suspected of not adhering to the ANSI Z86 7.1 standard. Hose material marked with the Julian date codes of: 0308, 0388, 0598, 0808, 1648, 1738, and 1998 are the only hoses in question. These hose assemblies will have Danicorp’s date coding (on the ferrule), as early as, D0218 (February 2018) through D0918 (September 2018).”
The Low-Pressure Regulator Hoses sold by Dive Rite in question only include certain sizes: 6″, 11″, 18″, 22″, 28″, 36″, 40″, and 84″. They could have been sold either individually or as part of a regulator or closed-circuit rebreather packages.
Dive Rite emphasizes, though, that “rubber high-pressure and BC hoses as well as all braided low-pressure, high pressure, and BC hoses are not affected.”
The company added:
“Dive Rite has reviewed the ANSI standard referenced above and it covers many aspects of hose construction, labeling, and testing. Unfortunately, Danicorp has not specified which part of the standard that the hoses potentially do not conform to. Because of this we must recommend to immediately discontinue use of any affected hoses.
“Due to the widespread effects of this safety notice and that Danicorp supplied many different distributors, manufacturers, and dive shops, Dive Rite will only be able to issue replacement hoses through its dealer network. If you have an affected hose, please contact the Dive Rite dealer that you purchased the hose from for assistance.”
Dive Rite said that because the safety notice was unexpected, “there may some delays in sending replacement hoses.”
For more info, go to the Dive Rite website.