Recall: Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets by US Divers
On 2013-03-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets by US Divers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2010 for about $30.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Aqua Lung snorkeling mask recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Sports Gear, n.e.c. category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 606-6162
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What is the problem?
Notches in the tempered glass lens on the mask can break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Martinique Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold in a set with snorkel and fins. The masks feature a silicone face skirt, strap and adjustable buckles. The mask is blue with a silver accent piece that frames the tempered glass lens. The U.S. Divers logo is on the upper bridge of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The lens is also labeled as tempered. The buckles are each printed with the U.S. Divers "wave" logo.
These items were sold new+ at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from November 2010 through July 2011 for about $30.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.
U.S. Divers; toll-free at (888)606-6162 anytime, or online at www.usdivers.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received eight reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including four reports of cuts and scratches to the face.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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