Ocean Technology Diving Masks RecalledOct 8, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Ocean Technology has recalled about 900 Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks due to visor separation hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The recalled Guardian Full-Face Masks were manufactured by Undersea Systems International Inc., which also does business as Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, California.
When 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. To date, Ocean Technology Systems has received three reports of visors dislodging. No injuries have been reported.
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. The recalled Guardian Full-Face Mask was manufactured in the United States and sold for $800 at direct sales and diving equipment retailers nationwide from March 2009 through August 2009.
The CPSC is advising consumers to 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.
For additional information, consumers can contact Ocean Technology Systems toll-free at 1-877-270-1984 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.otscomm.com. Consumers also can email the firm at OTSrecall@otscomm.com.