Mares Recalls Buoyancy Compensation Vests Due to Drowning Hazard

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00AM

Name of product: Mares XR buoyancy compensation vests Hazard:

The deflation button can come unscrewed and result in loss of buoyancy, posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy: Repair Recall date: June 12, 2019 Units: About 600 Consumer Contact:


Mares at 800-874-3236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail, or online at, 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. 

Recall Details Description:

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.

Model #

Description / Model Name

Serial Numbers


Donut Bladder Single Tank - XR Line

8A-02001 through




Donut Bladder Twin Tank - XR Line



Sidemount Pure Light Bladder - XR Line



Red Devil Single Backmount set - XR Line



Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI - XR Line



Pure Light Sidemount compl.set - XR Line



Silver Knight Single BM set - XR Line



Blue Battle Single Backmount set - XR Line




Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buoyancy compensation vests and take them to a Mares scuba dealer for a free repair.


The firm has received one report of a loose deflator button. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Specialized dive shops and online from June 2018 through March 2019 for about $350 to $825.


Mares, of Boca Raton, Fla.

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