U.S. Divers Recalls Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: March 07, 2013
Recall number: 13-133
Name of product: Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets
Hazard: Notches in the tempered glass lens on the mask can break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.
Units: About 44,000 units
Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including four reports of cuts and scratches to the face.
Sold exclusively at: Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from November 2010 through July 2011 for about $30.
Importer: Aqua Lung Inc. dba U.S. Divers, of Vista, Calif.
Manufacturer: Aqua Lung Inc., of Vista, Calif.
Manufactured in: Thailand