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tk trekers
03-24-2011, 21:54
Recall Link is HERE (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11180.html)

Ocean Technology Systems Recalls Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Due to Drowning 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 diving masks
Units: About 1,700 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada
Manufacturer: Undersea Systems International Inc. dba Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a disengaged assembly. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Guardian full-face diving masks with serial numbers 9051284 through 100070954. The serial number is printed on the main regulator body. The diving masks were sold in black with blue accent colors. The Ocean Technology Systems' logo is affixed to the front of the mask.
Sold by: Diving equipment retailers and direct sales nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $800.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Technology Systems toll-free at (877) 270-1984 anytime, or visit the firm's website at Underwater Communications by Ocean Technology Systems, Buddy Phone, Aquacom, Scubacom, Buddy Line, full face mask, AGA. (http://www.otscomm.com). Consumers can also email the firm atrecall@otscomm.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at Consumer Product Recalls - Consumer Product Safety (http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1299)




CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov (https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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03-24-2011, 23:44
I saw this notice a few days ago but thought it was the same as this one and was repeated:


It is different... wow these masks seem to have a lot of problems.

12-10-2012, 17:28
Always concerning when a recall states "for a potential drowning hazard!" Yeah, that gets my attention! Interesting it only applies to the black and blue ones for a few months. I know I am resurrecting an old thread, but I actually had been window shopping this mask...and I was looking at a used black and blue one not that long ago!