The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled two brands of snorkeling masks due to laceration hazards.

 

1. U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Youth Snorkeling Masks Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

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: 13-134

Name of product: Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Snorkeling Masks

Hazard: Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to 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.

Consumer Contact: U.S. Divers; toll-free at (888) 606-6162 anytime, or online at www.usdivers.com <http://www.usdivers.com>  and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Units: About 130,000 units

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/US-Divers-and-Aqua-Lung-Sport-Brand-Youth-Snorkeling-Masks-Recalled/

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including three reports of the minor cuts and scratches to the face.

Sold at: Academy, Dick,s, The Sports Authority and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com <http://Amazon.com>  and other Internet retailers from March 2011 through July 2012 for about $10 individually and $30 as a set.

Importer: Aqua Lung Inc. dba U.S. Divers, of Vista, Calif.

Manufacturer: Aqua Lung Inc., of Vista, Calif.

Manufactured in: Thailand

 

2. 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.

Consumer Contact: U.S. Divers; toll-free at (888) 606-6162 anytime, or online at www.usdivers.com <http://www.usdivers.com>  and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Units: About 44,000 units

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/US-Divers-Recalls-Youth-Snorkeling-Mask-Sets/

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

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