Scuba diving mask safety product recall

On March 22, 2011 the Guardian Full Face Diving Mask has been jointly recalled with Ocean Technology Systems, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves the Guardian Full Face Diving Mask with serial numbers that fall between 9051284 and 10070954. The serial number can be found on the side of the regulator. The diving masks were sold in black with blue accent colors. The Ocean Technology Systems logo is affixed to the front of the mask.

What is the danger?

The purge assembly on the diving mask can disengage from the regulator, resulting in loss of air to the diver. This poses a drowning hazard to the consumer.

In the United States, Ocean Technology Systems has received one report of a disengaged assembly. No injuries have been reported.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Ocean Technology Systems has received any reports of incidents or injury related to this product in Canada.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the diving masks and contact Ocean Technology Systems for instructions on conducting a test of the regulator and returning the masks for a free repair. Any purge assemblies that are loose or have skipping threads should be taken out of service and replaced.

For more information, you may contact Ocean Technology Systems toll free at 1-800-550-1984 or by e-mail at moc.mmocsto|llacer#moc.mmocsto|llacer. You may wish to visit the Ocean Technology website for instructions on how to inspect the mask.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 84 of the recalled diving masks were sold in Canada at diving equipment retailers.

In the United States, approximately 1,700 of the recalled diving masks were sold at diving equipment retailers and direct sales nationwide.

These recalled products were sold from September 9, 2010 to November 12, 2010.

The diving masks were manufactured in Taiwan. the manufacturer is Ocean Technology Systems of Santa Ana, California.

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