Faulty Gas Hose Fittings Recalled Due to Explosion Hazard

Faulty Gas Hose Fittings Recalled Due to Explosion Hazard
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March 15, 2016

Franklin Fueling Systems has announced a recall for a product that can cause an explosion hazard.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling its gas station hose/swivel fitting sets. The company has received reports that the swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.

About 9,000 units of the product are included in the recall announcement.

The recalled products are used to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends. The sets are made of at least one metal swivel fitting attached to ¾-inch or 1-inch FLEX-ING brand FLEX-ON Hardwall, Marina, and Softwall hoses. The attached hoses were sold in varying lengths. The sizes and part number 559N or 559NMP are printed on the sidewall of the hoses.

The recall applies only to certain date codes. For ¾-inch sizes, date codes M1615 to M3515 are included, while M2215 to M4115 are subject to recall for the 1-inch fittings. The codes are in a MWWYY format.

Franklin Fueling Systems has received reports of three incidents in which a swivel fitting has separated from a hose causing a fuel spill. No injuries have been reported to date.

The recalled items were sold by distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from April 2015 to October 2015 for between $18 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hose/swivel fitting sets and contact the firm to receive a full refund or replacement.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Franklin Fueling Systems at (800) 984-6266.