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

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 8, 2013.  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

  • Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkeling masks sold under U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport brands

    Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkeling masks sold under U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport brands

Recall Summary

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.

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

Recall Details

Units – About 130,000 units

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.

Remedy – Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.

Sold 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.

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

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

Manufactured in – Thailand

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Source: cpsc.gov