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Silent Diving Systems is recalling about 820 scuba diving hoses because of a drowning hazard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Silent Diving Systems is recalling about 820 scuba diving hoses because of a drowning hazard.
The diving hoses may have been made without crimps, which can allow gas to leak or water to enter into the re-breather unit of the scuba diving equipment, posing a drowning hazard to the user.
The crimped hoses are used to carry the air supply in the re-breathing diving system. The hoses were sold on three re-breathing models: Inspiration, Evolution and Evolution Plus. Hoses with a smooth (uncrimped) collar and with the model numbers listed below are included in the recall:
The hoses were sold by Silent Diving Systems nationwide from January 2007 through August 2008 for about $60. Re-breathers were sold for about $10,000. They were made in England.
Consumers with the recalled hoses should immediately stop using the hoses and contact Silent Diving Systems to receive a replacement hose. All known purchasers have been contacted directly by Silent Diving Systems regarding the recall.
For additional information, contact Silent Diving Systems toll-free at (877) 336-4077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.silentdiving.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (