The Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask sets sold at Costco have been
recalled, according to a bulletin from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC). The tempered glass that makes up the lens of the snorkeling mask can
break under certain conditions, creating a risk of cuts or other damage to the child’s face.
So far, Aqua Lung Inc., which manufactures the face masks, has received
eight reports of cracking or breaking in the lens. Four people were injured
with cuts or scratches to the face when the lens broke.
About 44,000 snorkeling masks are affected by the recall. They were sold
exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores from November 2010 to July 2011.
The affected masks are blue, with a silver frame around the glass lens.
The U.S. Divers logo appears on the mask’s bridge and on the lens.
Customers who own the recalled snorkeling masks should immediately stop
using them and contact U.S. Divers at (888) 606-6162 or online at
www.usdivers.com . The CPSC also has additional information about the recall.
When we choose products for children, we trust that the items are safe
for the appropriate age range to use without fear of hidden dangers. When
a hidden defect causes injury, both your child’s health and his
or her trust may be broken. For a free and confidential consultation about
your legal rights after an injury, call the experienced
San Jose injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today. Our number is (800) 900-0863.