Dive Rite, Atomic, OTS, and many direct to market rubber hose sales was notified by a 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 Danicorp:
“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).“ - Danicorp\
Atomic has one additional batch and has this to report “It is of the utmost importance that if you have a low-pressure hose with the crimped date code D0717, that it be quarantined and returned to Atomic Aquatics for replacement as soon as possible.”
The below pictures will help identify if you hose is affected by this recall:
14467 Meridian Pkwy #B
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 653-0007 Fax: (951) 653-0082
July 12, 2019
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is a written confirmation that Danicorp, Inc. (hose assembly manufacturer)is conducting a hose recall of all LP regulator assemblies purchased between February 22 through September 30, 2018. 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).
After conducting a thorough check of our records, I have concluded that you are affected by this recall. I am asking, for the safety of the end user, that you discontinue the use/sale of the above marked hoses and that all hoses be cut up and destroyed. I am currently assessing our ability to rebuild these assemblies for you, but if we are not able to rebuild, we will issue you a full refund for these products at the price sold to you. Please contact me via e-mail with regards to our list of hoses that were sold to you during this time frame to make arrangements for replacement and or credit.
I also wanted to inform you that, effective today, July 12, 2019, Danicorp, Inc. will no longer accepting any new purchase orders (PO's) and after serving the diving industry for over 30 years, we will be permanently shutting down our operations and closing our doors.
This is not a decision that has been made lightly, as I appreciate the many years that you have been a valuable customer to Danicorp, Inc.
I wish your company many years of continued success.
Kimberly (Martin) Patino
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.
Dive Rite rubber high-pressure and BC hoses as well as all braided low-pressure, high pressure, and BC hoses are not affected.
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.
Please understand that this safety notice was not anticipated and there may some delays in sending replacement hoses.
Dear Valued OTS Customer,
We’ve been recently notified that Danicorp, Inc, hose assembly manufacturer, has recalled hoses within a specific date range that you or your customers have purchased as a distributed item from OTS. OTS finds it important as a distributor of Danicorp SCUBA hoses to communicate this recall with the information we have been given on the situation to those we know or feel might be affected. We have searched our records and have determined that you or your customers are affected by this recall.
Please review the official statement from Danicorp below and contact us immediately with any questions pertaining to your past order of these hoses so that we can help you further.
Thank you for your continued support in choosing OTS!
Affected Part Numbers and Description
604001-034 | HSA-2, SUPPLY HOSE FOR AGA
604005-002 | HOSE, SCUBA, STANDARD, 34"
604005-001 | HOSE, SCUBA, STANDARD, 42"
Dear Atomic Aquatics partner,
Diver safety is of the highest concern. Atomic Aquatics has learned of three (3) reported incidences of low-pressure hoses that have become disconnected at the crimped ferrule of the 2nd stage swivel hose while in use, posing a drowning hazard to divers. It is of the utmost importance that if you have a low-pressure hose with the crimped date code D0717, that it be quarantined and returned to Atomic Aquatics for replacement as soon as possible.
There are no reported injuries and we have notified the CPSC. A consumer facing communication is pending review by the CPSC for release next week.