Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II and Swim Snorkel II recalled due to choking hazard

Starting date:
September 4, 2020
Posting date:
September 4, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73619

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II and Swim Snorkel II.
  • Issue: The swim snorkels can release excess material from inside the tube or mouth piece during usage, posing a choking hazard. 
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected snorkels and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement tube or mouth piece.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Arena Italia S.p.A.

Affected products

Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II and Swim Snorkel II 

Product description

This recall involves the Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II (style 001369) and Swim Snorkel II (style 001970).  Both styles are produced in three different colours. The pink style of the Swim Snorkel II with a clear mouth piece is not included in this recall.  Both styles have the "arena" logo printed on the top of the tube. The style code and production date is printed on the tube above the mouth piece along with EN 1972 Class A and Made in China. The snorkels were produced between February 2018 (02/18) and May 2020 (05/20).

The following styles are affected:
Style Colour Style code
Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II Black 001969-501
Acid Lime 001969-605
Pink 001969-905
Swim Snorkel II Black 001970-501
Acid Lime 001970-605

 

Hazard identified

The Arena Swim Snorkel Pro II has excess material inside the tube (burr) and the Swim Snorkel II has excess material inside the mouthpiece that could detach from the inner side of the tube during usage, posing a choking hazard.

As of July 7, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada and Mexico.  In the United States, the company has received 1 report of a small piece being ingested, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that 3510 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, 3346 were sold in the United States and 3100 were sold in Mexico.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February 2018 to May 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Arena Italia S.p.A
Tolentino, Macerata
ITALY

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected snorkels and contact Arena Italia S.p.A for a free replacement tube or mouth piece.

For additional information, consumers may visit the Arena Italia S.p.A recall website to order the replacement part. Consumers may also send an email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website

Consumers may also view the release by Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) on the Agency's website (in Spanish only).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.