The deflation button can come unscrewed and result in loss of buoyancy, posing a drowning hazard.
Mares at 800-874-3236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail Recall@us.mares.com, or online at https://www.mares.com/us-US/sports/extended-range/recall/, or go to the Mares USA main website, click or hover on “Scuba Diving” on the gray toolbar at the top of the page, then click on “Recall” for more information.
This recall involves Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests used for scuba diving. The following model numbers and model names are included in this recall. The serial number is printed on a rectangular label on the inflator body. This recall affects serial numbers from 8A-02001 to 8A-07630.
|Model #||Description / Model Name||Serial Numbers|
|417511||Donut Bladder Single Tank - XR Line||
|417512||Donut Bladder Twin Tank - XR Line|
|417536||Sidemount Pure Light Bladder - XR Line|
|417539||Red Devil Single Backmount set - XR Line|
|417540||Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI - XR Line|
|417547||Pure Light Sidemount compl.set - XR Line|
|417550||Silver Knight Single BM set - XR Line|
|417551||Blue Battle Single Backmount set - XR Line|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buoyancy compensation vests and take them to a Mares scuba dealer for a free repair.
The firm has received one report of a loose deflator button. No injuries have been reported.
Specialized dive shops and online from June 2018 through March 2019 for about $350 to $825.
Mares, of Boca Raton, Fla.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.