Franklin Fueling Systems Recalls Gas Station Hose/Swivel Fitting Sets Due to Fire, Explosion Hazards

This recall involves gas station hose and swivel fitting sets used with gas station nozzles 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 size in inches and millimeters, and part number 559N or 559NMP are printed on the sidewall of the hoses.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    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.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hose/swivel fitting sets and contact the firm to receive a full refund or a replacement hose/swivel fitting set.
  • Sold At
    Distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015 for swivel fittings with ¾-inch hoses and May 2015 through October 2015 for swivel fittings with 1-inch hoses. The hose/swivel fitting sets were sold for between $18 and $400.
 
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