Recall: Curve In-pool Step Systems
On 2018-08-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Curve In-pool Step Systems due to a potential Drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $200 to $400.
About 100 units are involved in this Confer Plastics curve in-pool step systems recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Ladders & Accessories category in 2018.
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What is the problem?
Children's limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and aboveground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic. The manufacturing/date code is located on the side walls of each step.
|Model||Product Description||Manufacturing/Date Code Range|
|#CCX-AG||Confer Curve base (staircase) 4-step for aboveground pool||All 2013-2018|
|#CCX-IG||Confer Curve base (staircase) 3-step for in-ground pool||All 2013-2018|
|#CCX-ADD||Curve add-on unit for either in-ground or aboveground stairs||All 2013-2018|
These items were sold new+ at Champion Pool Distributors, Cinderella, EMSCO Distributors, Leisure Living, Leslie's, Superior Pool Products, Water Warehouse stores and other stores nationwide and online at www.conferplastics.com from January 2013 through July 2018 for between $200 and $400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit. The repair kit will include additional panels to prevent entrapment and installation instructions.
Confer Plastics at 800-635-3213 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.conferplastics.com and click on "Curve Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Confer Plastics has received two reports of children's arms becoming entrapped in the side panel openings of the step systems, including reports of minor abrasions. No drownings 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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