65,000 diving suit hoses recalled after diver's death in Los Angeles
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on 65,000 diving suit hoses after a diver died in Los Angeles. The manufacturer, SI Tech AB, has received six reports of hose inserts dislodging, including the one involved in the diver's death.
The hose connects a diver's dry suit to the air supply. The hose contains an air flow restricting insert that may be either black, blue or green. If it dislodges during a dive, the diver's air flow could be restricted, posing a drowning hazard.
The hoses were sold with dry suits and separately at diving equipment retailers and distributors nationwide from July 2006 to February 2009. Consumers should contact SI Tech for a list of batch codes included in the recall. The batch code is stamped on the threaded medal end of the hose. For more information, call SI Tech at (877) 348-3529 or email the firm at email@example.com.
-- Melissa Rohlin