The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products, issued a news release on May 26 that warned pool and spa owners, operators and consumers about a recall. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11230.html
The recall involves various pool and spa drain covers. The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
The press release states that the pool and spa drain covers can be identified by the manufacturers’ name and model information listed below.
Model Information (websites)
|A&A||www.aamfg.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|AquaStar||www.aquastarpoolproducts.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr.2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Color Match||www.poolfittings.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Custom Molded Products||www.c-m-p.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Hayward Pool Products||www.hayward-pool.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Pentair Water Pool & Spa||www.pentairpool.com||June 2009 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Rising Dragon||www.risingdragonplastics.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
|Waterway||www.waterwayplastics.com||Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011||Replacement or Retrofit|
The press release also states that these pool and spa drain covers have been sold through independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers to immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model. Except for kiddie pools, wading pools and in-ground spas, retrofit or replacement of installed covers are not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at (866) 478-3521 any time, or visit the Drain Cover Recall website at www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall. Consumers with drain covers from Waterway Plastics should contact the firm toll-free at (866) 719-6044 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, or visit the manufacturer’s website at www.waterwayplastics.com. If you have been impacted by this recall please call SIA Group, as we will gladly assist in connecting you with the appropriate contact.
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