About 6,700 Franklin Fueling Systems’ Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose have been recalled. The crimps on the fuel hoses can loosen, causing fuel to leak and posing fire or explosion hazards.
The FLEX-ING™ FLEX-ON hardwall curb hose is 1 inch in diameter ranging in lengths from 9 inches to 100 feet, including various made-to-order lengths, with fixed and swivel fittings. The product is used in conjunction with the gas station nozzle to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends (up to E15). The recalled hoses come in black, green, blue, yellow or red. A date code of M1014 through M3014 in WWYY format, is on the fitting with model numbers starting with FLHFR3XX XXX or FLXHW3XX XXX. On the products with a fixed fitting, the model number is on a label on the crimp ferrule. On products with a swivel fitting, the model number can be found on the label of the box in which it was shipped. “FLEX-ING™ FLEX-ON” or “FLEXSTEEL FUTURA” are printed on the hoses. The hoses were purchased from distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from March 2014 through July 2014 for between $20 and $560, depending on length.
No injuries have been reported. However, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hardwall curb hose and contact the firm to receive a full refund or a replacement hose.
Franklin Fueling Systems Inc., of Madison, Wisc.:
Franklin Fueling Systems at (800) 225-9787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.franklinfueling.com and click on “Recall Information: Recall of 1″ Hardwall Curb Hose” for more information.