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

Note: Firm's recall hotline number changed.

  • Martinique Jr. single lens mask sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale
  • Martinique Jr. single lens mask sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale
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:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 07, 2013
Units:
About 44,000 units
Consumer Contact

U.S. Divers; toll-free at (800) 775-3483 anytime, or online at www.usdivers.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

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.

Importer

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

Manufactured In:
Thailand
Recall number:
13-133
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