|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2009
Release # 10-006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 270-1984
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Due to Visor Separation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Guardian Full-Face Masks
Units: About 900
Manufacturer: Undersea Systems International Inc., dba Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif.
Hazard: If significant pressure is applied vertically to the top and bottom of the visor clamp, the clear plastic visor may dislodge causing the mask to flood.
Incidents/Injuries: Ocean Technology Systems has received three reports of visors dislodging. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Guardian full-face mask which is a scuba diving mask that incorporates the second stage regulator into the mask allowing it to cover the diver's full face.
Sold by: Direct sales and diving equipment retailers nationwide from March 2009 through August 2009 for $800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diving masks and contact Ocean Technology Systems to receive a free repair. Ocean Technology Systems is providing consumers stainless steel clamps to secure the plastic visor.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Technology Systems toll-free at (877) 270-1984 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.otscomm.com. Consumers also can email the firm at OTSrecall@otscomm.com
Note: Health Canada's press release can be seen at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=859
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