Following is the official release from the CPSC
U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Youth Snorkeling Masks Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
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: 13-134
Name of product:
Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Snorkeling Masks
Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to 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.
About 130,000 units
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.
The firm has received nine reports of the lens cracking or breaking, including three reports of the minor cuts and scratches to the face.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact U.S. Divers for a replacement mask.
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.
Aqua Lung Inc. dba U.S. Divers, of Vista, Calif.
Aqua Lung Inc., of Vista, Calif.