U.S. Divers Recalls Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco

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: 13-133

  • Martinique Jr. single lens mask sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale

    Martinique Jr. single lens mask sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale

Recall Summary

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.

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 44,000 units

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.

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

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

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
 
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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