Mares — Mares XR BCD Buoyancy Compensation Vest Inflator

Photograph of XR Inflator
Repaired Inflator Vs Non-Repaired Inflator

Identifying features

417511, 417512, 417536, 417539, 417540, 417547, 417550, 417551

What are the defects?

Due to insufficient torque applied in the manufacturing process, the inflator's deflation button may unscrew.

What are the hazards?

If the inflator's deflator button unscrews, there may be a loss of buoyancy, which poses a drowning hazard for the wearer.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have an affected product that has not yet been repaired should take their inflator to the retailer where the product was purchased to arrange repair.

Repaired inflators are marked with an engraved 'X' near the serial number. No further action is required if your inflator has this mark.

For further information, consumers should contact Mares on 07 3386 1210 or via

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 14 September 2018 - 14 March 2019

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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