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

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.

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 and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/U.S.-Divers-and-Aqua-Lung-Sport-Brand/

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.

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

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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