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Safety Alert

Franklin Fueling Systems Recalls Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard

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: Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose

Hazard: The crimp on the fuel hose can loosen causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: 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.

Units: About 6,700

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hardwall curb hose and contact the firm to receive a full refund or a replacement hose.

Sold at: Distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from March 2014 through July 2014 for between $20 and $560 depending on length.

Manufacturer: Franklin Fueling Systems Inc., of Madison, Wisc.

Manufactured in: United States