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Mares Issues Urgent Voluntary Recall Notification for Third-Party Inflators

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Mares has issued an urgent safety recall on inflator mechanisms used in its XR range of scuba diving products.

The voluntary recall notice was issued for inflators manufactured by third-party supplier Ferplast. According to the notification:

'Under certain circumstances, the deflation button could come unscrewed which could result in loss of the seal at the mouthpiece. This in turn would result in loss of buoyancy that could potentially lead to an accident and serious injury or death, hence Mares has decided to issue a VOLUNTARY product recall to protect the safety of the diver.'

The recall is only applicable to newer models of the Ferplast inflator, as depicted below. In particular, only inflators with a serial number from 8A – 02001 to
8A – 07630 are being recalled.

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The older style inflators (L) are not affected by the recall, only the later models (R)

The product models affected are only from the Extended Range (XR) Line and are listed as follows:

417511 Donut Bladder Single Tank - XR Line
417512 Donut Bladder Twin Tank - XR Line
417536 Sidemount Pure Light Bladder - XR Line
417539 Red Devil Single Backmount set - XR Line
417540 Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI - XR Line
417547 Pure Light Sidemount compl.set - XR Line
417550 Silver Knight Single BM set - XR Line
417551 Blue Battle Single Backmount set - XR Line


Each inflator is identified by its own serial number (pictured below). If the inflator body is marked with an X and the serial number starts with 19.XX.XXX as in the picture, it has been assembled properly and can be used for diving. If the inflator doesn’t have the X engraved on the body and the serial number is in the range from 8A – 02001 to 8A – 07630 range, the inflator is affected, cannot be used anymore, and needs to be replaced immediately. 

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A guide to identification of the affected inflator models, taken from the Mares recall notification document

The recall notification advises divers with the affected products to cease using them with immediately and return the product to the dealer where it was purchased in order to receive a free replacement. 

The complete product safety recall document can be found at For more information and Mares' dealer locator, visit the Mares website at




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