Fire and Explosion Hazards Prompt OPW to Recall Gas Station Hose Swivel Connectors
The swivel connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the gas station pump and cause fuel spillage
OPW has announced a recall of about 824,000 gas station hose swivel connectors sold at OPW through distributors and direct to gas stations as individual units and as part of hose kits from January 2013 through January 2017 for about $33. The swivel connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the gas station pump and cause fuel spillage, posing fire and explosion hazards.
The recall involves metal swivel connectors installed between the nozzle and hose of gas station pumps that dispense refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends, and biodiesel blends. The recalled swivel connectors have a MFG date printed on the end in the format of: MM YY or MM-DD-YEAR or MM-YEAR. The model number is printed on the center body of the swivel connector.
To view the full list of the affected models and their identifying details, click here.
To date, OPW has received two reports of the swivel connectors separating from the hose or nozzle. No injuries have been reported thus far in connection to this recall.
Gas station owners should immediately stop using and remove the recalled swivel connectors and contact OPW for a free replacement. The hose and nozzle can continue to be used without the swivel connector until the replacement is installed.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact OPW at (866) 562-5931.