Health Canada has recalled Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkelling masks by U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport manufactured before October 2011. Masks produced prior to that time are missing a code on the edge of the frame, near the nose pocket.
Under certain water pressure, notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to break, posing a possible laceration hazard.
While Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries, Aqua Lung Inc. received nine reports of incidents in the United States.
Customers are advised to stop using the recalled masks and contact Aqualung Canada customer service for replacement by calling toll-free at 1-800-667-5449.
From January 2011 through October 2012, 5,442 of the recalled masks were sold in Canada.