Recall news: Scuba gear and office chairs
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The following recalls have been announced: Scuba diving air hoses imported by Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. and Gruga Office Chairs.
SCUBA DIVING AIR HOSES
DETAILS: High pressure scuba diving air hoses imported by Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Trident Diving Equipment of Chatsworth, Calif., and A-Plus Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; manufactured by Li Chung Plastics Ind. Co. Ltd. of Taiwan; sold at scuba diving retailers nationwide and online from August 2011 through August 2012. The black, braided high pressure scuba air hoses measure about one centimeter in diameter and vary in length from 6-inches to 40-inches. These hoses attach to the regulator first stage and are intended for use with the submersible pressure gauge that indicates the air pressure in the scuba diving tank. These recalled hoses were sold under the Phantom and Mesh Flex brand names printed only on the product packaging. The air hoses have production date codes stamped into the metal fitting that attaches to the regulator.
WHY: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
INCIDENTS: The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,590 total units (1,900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses)
FOR MORE: Contact Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at 800-472-2740 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit the firm’s website at http://www.innovativescuba.com/Phantom-hose-recall.html ; Trident Diving Equipment at 800-234-3483 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST or visit the firm’s website at http://www.tridentdive.com/ahphose.htm ; or A-Plus Marine at 800-352-2360 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST or visit the firm’s website at www.aplusmarine.com .
DETAILS: Gruga Office Chairs imported by Sauder Woodworking Company of Archbold, Ohio; sold at Meijer, Menards, Shopko, Target, other retail outlets nationwide and online including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012. The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager’s and task chairs with the brand name “GRUGA — Seating from Sauder.” The 31 different styles of chairs were sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. The chairs were manufactured in China.
WHY: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.
HOW MANY: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Sauder Woodworking Company 888-800-4590 Monday through Friday between from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.sauder.com .
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