Interline Brands recalls swivel fittings

April 22, 2019 By    

Interline Brands, now known as The Home Depot Pro, recalled multiple sizes of ProPlus brass flare swivel fittings used as connectors for copper tubing because the fittings can leak and pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. Interline received two reports of the swivels leaking at installation, the CPSC noted in the March 28 recall.

The brass, gold-colored fittings connect two male flare nuts opposite to each other. The swivels were used primarily for LP gas applications by professional installers.

The fittings were sold at hardware retailers from August 2017 through November 2018 and sold to professional installers by Leran, Barnett, Hardware Express, SupplyWorks, Wilmar and Maintenance USA stores from August 2017 through July 2018, the recall notice states. The model numbers involved in the recall are: 39-4, 39-6, 39-8, 39-8-6, 39-10, 39-10-8. About 140,000 units are involved in the recall.

Consumers should immediately contact Interline (toll-free at 888-704-7324 from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Eastern) for a full refund or a replacement fitting, the CPSC says. Consumers with recalled fittings that have already been installed should contact Interline to arrange for a professional installation of a free replacement fitting. The recall number is 19-094.

The Home Depot Pro is composed of The Home Depot Pro Multifamily (formerly Wilmar), The Home Depot Pro Specialty Trades (formerly Barnett and Leran) and The Home Depot Pro Institutional (formerly SupplyWorks).

* Featured photo courtesy of the CPSC

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