Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

OPW Recalls Gas Station Hose Swivel Connectors Due to Fire, Explosion Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Gas station hose swivel connectors

Hazard: The swivel connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the gas station pump and cause fuel spillage, posing fire and explosion hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: OPW toll-free at 866-562-5931 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.opwglobal.com and click on "Swivel Recall" for more information.

Units: About 824,000

Description: 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. The following models are included in the recall.

Model

MFG Date

241TPS-0241C (3/4 inch)

01-01-2013 through 03-12-2017

241TPS-0241 (3/4 inch)

01 13 through 03 17

36S (3/4 inch)

01-01-2013 through 03-12-2017

241-1000 (1 inch)

01 13 through 03 17

241-1000C (1 inch)

01-01-2013 through 03-12-2017

36S (1 inch)

01-2013 through 03-2017

 

Incidents/Injuries: OPW has received two reports of the swivel connectors separating from the hose or nozzle. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: 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.

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.

Distributor: OPW, of Hamilton, Ohio

Manufactured in: Taiwan