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.
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.
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.