Dive Pacific 171 Oct- Nov 2019

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Dive Rite recalls low-pressure regulator hoses

RUBBER LOW-PRESSURE REGULATOR HOSE SAFETY NOTICE

The hoses, in lengths between

six and 84 inches, were sold

between February 2018 and July

2019, either individually or as

part of a regulator or rebreather

package, Undercurrent reported in

August (www.undercurrent.org).

The hoses are suspected of not

meeting design and performance

standards. The specific hose

assemblies recalled are marked

with the codes: 0308, 0388, 0598,

0808, 1648, 1738, and 1998. Look

for the coding on the ferrule or

hose itself.

Dive Rite was notified by its

long-term vendor Danicorp Inc. in

July 2019. 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

Julian date code on hose

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). Return your

recalled hose to the dealer from

which you bought it for a replacement.”

Dive Rite hoses affected by

this notice were sold between

February 2018 and July 2019. The

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

TecFestNZ on again

Danicorp date code on ferrule

hose construction, labelling, 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.”

TecFestNZ is on again next year on May 1st,

2nd and 3rd 2020. Due to popular demand

Chris Clarke and Brent McFadden are

organising the event again in Taupo but at

a new venue close to the city’s foreshore.

It will follow the same proven format with

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interesting speakers, equipment exhibits

and try-dives from the lake foreshore.

Visit the TecFestnz web site for more

information and like the TecFestNZ

Facebook page to get up-to-date info as it

comes to hand over the next few months.

More in next issue of Dive mag.

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