Recall: Anchor Industries Safety Pool Covers
On 2016-03-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Anchor Industries Safety Pool Covers due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2014 for about $3000.
About 400 units are involved in this Anchor Industries safety pool covers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Safes category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover's cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The covers' cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of "Sep 14," "Oct 14" and "Nov 14" are subject to the recall. "Manufactured by Anchor Industries, Inc." also appears on the label.
These items were sold new+ at Independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September 2014 to November 2014 for about $3,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately contact their pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks.
Anchor Industries toll-free at 800-255-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.anchorindustries.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 20 reports of snap hook failure. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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