Consumer product recall

Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkelling masks

Starting date:
April 8, 2013
Posting date:
April 8, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkelling masks

Product description

This recall involves Santa Cruz Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkelling 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 labelled 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.

Hazard identified

Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Aqua Lung Inc. has received nine reports of incidents related to the use of this product in the United States.

Both Aqua Lung Canada and Health Canada have not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this snorkeling mask.

Number sold

5,442 units of the affected masks were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

January 2011 to October 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled masks and contact Aqualung Canada customer service for replacement.

Consumers may contact Aqualung Canada toll-free at 1-800-667-5449 for further information.