Dive Rite Rubber Low-pressure Regulator Hose Safety Notice
Technical specialist Dive Rite has announced a safety recall for rubber low-pressure regulator hoses produced between February and September 2018, which may have affected products sold up to and including July 2019.
A statement on the Dive Rite website reads:
Dive Rite was notified by our long-term vendor Danicorp, Inc. in July 2019 of a safety concern affecting Rubber Low-Pressure Regulator Hoses produced between February 2018 and September 2018. Below is the statement received by the hose manufacturer:
'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).'
Dive Rite hoses affected by this notice were sold between February 2018 and July 2019. Suspect Low-Pressure Regulator Hoses sold by Dive Rite include the following sizes only: 6”, 11”, 18”, 22”, 28”, 36”, 40”, and 84”. Hoses were sold individually and as part of regulator or CCR packages.
The statement stresses that Dive Rite rubber high-pressure and BC hoses as well as all braided low-pressure, high pressure, and BC hoses are not affected. To help customers identify hoses which may be affected, the following pictures have been posted with the safety notice:
According to Dive Rite's statement, Danicorp has not specified exactly which part of the extensive ANSI standard the hoses do not conform to, and has issued a general recall as a result, asking divers who may have purchased the product to discontinue its use immediately, and contact their Dive Rite dealer as soon as possible.
For more information, or to locate your nearest authorised Dive Rite dealer, visit www.diverite.com. You can read the complete safety notice at www.diverite.com/uncategorized/rubber-low-pressure-regulator-hose-safety-notice