About 600 Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests are being recalled. The deflation button can come unscrewed and result in loss of buoyancy, posing a drowning hazard.

The firm has received one report of a loose deflator button. No injuries have been reported. The items were sold at specialized dive shops and online from June 2018 through March 2019 for about $350 to $825.

Recall Details


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.

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.