|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|June 20, 1996
|Release # 96-149|
CPSC and Ruiz & Mele Announce Gas Hose Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ruiz & Mele Inc. of New
Orleans, La., is voluntarily recalling about 4,500 gas
hoses. The rubber hoses are originally intended for use with
air tools. The recalled hoses have been modified and sold
for use with propane gas seafood cookers. These hoses could
leak gas, creating a fire hazard.
The red rubber hoses' inside diameter measures .25
inch. White labeling on the hose reads in part, "ID SERVICE
AIR UPC 07869842221311." Brass fittings on the ends of the
hose are stamped "7327." The hoses were available in two
lengths: six feet (part number 306H) and 12 feet (part
Small hardware stores in southeast Louisiana and
coastal Mississippi sold individual hoses separately from
other seafood cooker parts from June 1991 through October
1995. The six-foot hose sold for about $10, and the 12-foot
hose sold for about $15.
Consumers who own these hoses should stop using their
seafood cookers and contact Ruiz & Mele at (800) 375-0308 to
receive a free replacement hose.
The company is not aware of any injuries or incidents
associated with this product. This recall is being conducted
to prevent the possibility of injury.
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