About Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests

Recall Date: 6/12/2019

This recall involves Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests used for scuba diving. The following model numbers and model names are included in this recall. The serial number is printed on a rectangular label on the inflator body. This recall affects serial numbers from 8A-02001 to 8A-07630. Model # Description / Model Name Serial Numbers 417511 Donut Bladder Single Tank – XR Line 8A-02001 through 8A-07630 417512 Donut Bladder Twin Tank – XR Line 417536 Sidemount Pure Light Bladder – XR Line 417539 Red Devil Single Backmount set – XR Line 417540 Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI – XR Line 417547 Pure Light Sidemount compl.set – XR Line 417550 Silver Knight Single BM set – XR Line 417551 Blue Battle Single Backmount set – XR Line

Consumer Contact

Mares at 800-874-3236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail Recall@us.mares.com, or online at https://www.mares.com/us-US/sports/extended-range/recall/, or go to the Mares USA main website, click or hover on “Scuba Diving” on the gray toolbar at the top of the page, then click on “Recall” for more information.

Retailers

  • Specialized dive shops and online from June 2018 through March 2019 for about $350 to $825.

Made In

  • Italy

Importers

  • Mares, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Number of Units Sold: About 600

Hazards

  • The deflation button can come unscrewed and result in loss of buoyancy, posing a drowning hazard.

Injuries

  • The firm has received one report of a loose deflator button. No injuries have been reported.

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buoyancy compensation vests and take them to a Mares scuba dealer for a free repair.

Resolution Options

  • Repair

Report an incident with Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Mares-Recalls-Buoyancy-Compensation-Vests-Due-to-Drowning-Hazard