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Mares Recalls Buoyancy Compensation Vests Due to Drowning Hazard

  • Close-up of XR inflator (serial number is in rectangular label)
  • 417551 – Blue Battle Backmount set – XR Line
  • 417550 – Silver Knight BM set – XR Line
  • 417547 – Pure Light Sidemount compl.set – XR Line
  • 417540 – Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI – XR Line
  • 417539 – Red Devil Single Backmount set - XR Line
  • 417536 – Sidemount Pure Light Bladder – XR Line
  • 417511 – Donut Bladder Single Tank – XR Line
  • 417512 – Donut Bladder Twin Tank – XR Line
Name of Product:
Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests
Hazard:

The deflation button can come unscrewed and result in loss of buoyancy, posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 12, 2019
Units:
About 600
Consumer Contact

 

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. 

Recall Details

Description:

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 8A-02001 through

 

8A-07630

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  

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buoyancy compensation vests and take them to a Mares scuba dealer for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of a loose deflator button. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Specialized dive shops and online from June 2018 through March 2019 for about $350 to $825.

Manufactured In:
Italy
Importer(s):

Mares, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Recall number:
19-137
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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.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 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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