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Has your plumbing gone awry? Do any of your home appliances use water supply lines from EZ- FLO International, Inc.? Well, that may not be just a coincidence. According to a number of consumers, EZ-FLO water supply lines—the flexible tubing that is either covered with braided stainless steel or brass, or non-braided plastic, used to supply water to faucets, dishwashers, toilets, ice makers and other household fixtures—have been at the center of leaks around the country­­. These water supply lines often look like this:

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Considering the number of different places EZ-FLO water supply lines can be located throughout our homes, this is important information for any consumer! Comments for dishwasher supply lines include:

 

It has only been installed for 5 months and already the water line is leaking just before the connector. It was a slow drip and ruined our wood floors.

All 6 water supply lines that came leaked and had to be replaced by new ones bought at [L]owes, products were cheap but are not I got what I paid for, I wish I could return just the water lines but I don’t think amazon will allow me to do that. Don’t buy this product unless you only need the power cord.

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Everyone who has a television has likely seen an advertisement for X Hose or X Hose Pro (“X Hose”) at some time over the past several years.  The advertisements are compelling for anyone who has ever used a traditional garden hose, which can be prone to kinking, bulky, heavy and generally unwieldy.  Finally, you think, a garden hose that will not take up a lot of space in your garage, garden, or shed and will be easily portable, while still being effective and durable.  Unfortunately, consumers have found DAP Products Inc.’s (“DAP”) X Hose product to be anything but as advertised.

DAP Products Inc. created and patented the X Hose and X Hose Pro—expandable garden hoses it advertises as lightweight, easy to use, easy to store, and tough, durable, and long lasting.  As compared to a more traditional garden hose, which is typically made of rubber, the X Hose is constructed with a thin cloth layer exterior and a rubber internal tube interior. This allows the X Hose to contract when there is no water in the hose, providing for easier storage and making for a more lightweight product.  These X Hoses are sold in traditional stores, such as Home Depot, online, and over the telephone.

While it sounds like a great product, the X Hose is actually prone to popping, bursting, leaking, kinking, tearing, and exploding, sometimes after a period of only a few weeks or months of regular use. Continue reading