Recall: US Divers and Aqua Lung Sport branded Youth Snorkeling Masks by Santa Cruz Jr.
On 2013-03-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding US Divers and Aqua Lung Sport branded Youth Snorkeling Masks by Santa Cruz Jr. due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2011 for about $10 to $30.
About 100,000 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 1st 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 can cause the lens to 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 Santa Cruz Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold under the U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport brands. The masks were sold individually, with a snorkel or as a set with snorkel and fins. The U.S. Divers logo or Aqua Lung Sport logo is on the top of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The tempered glass lens is also labeled as tempered. This recall affects all Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Masks manufactured before October 2011. Masks manufactured before October 2011 do not have a production code on the edge of the frame, near the nose pocket.
These items were sold new+ at Academy, Dick's, The Sports Authority and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other Internet retailers from March 2011 through July 2012 for about $10 individually and $30 as a set.
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 nine reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including three reports of the minor 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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