Recall: Paramount Trident Series 2 (UV II) Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems For Pools
On 2014-05-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Paramount Trident Series 2 (UV II) Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems For Pools due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2013 for about $600 to $750.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Paramount Pool and Spa Systems pool sanitation system recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Swimming Pool & Hot Tub / Spa category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 621-5886
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What is the problem?
Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Paramount Trident Series 2 (UV II) ultraviolet sanitation systems. The sanitation systems are a gray tube that stands 32 inches high by 11 inches in diameter. They are plumbed into the pool's water circulation pipes and plugged in or hard-wired into an electrical system. The pool's water runs through the unit and is sanitized by ultraviolet lamps. This is a secondary sanitation system used in conjunction with chemical sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine. "Trident UV II" or "Series 2 Trident Ultraviolet Corporation UV Sanitation System" is printed on a black label on the front of the units. In addition, a silver sticker on the units has the following wording "Paramount Series 2 Ultraviolet Pool Sanitizer System," "Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System" or "Trident Ultra UV Series 2 Water Treatment System" and a date code of 9/9/2013 or later. Some date codes consist of a series of letters. Consumers with letters in the date code need to go to www.1paramount.com to determine if their unit is included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ at Pool companies from September 2013 through January 2014 for between $600 and $750.
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 unplug the units from the outlet, or if hard-wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker. Contact Paramount for a free replacement unit and free installation.
Paramount at (800) 621-5886 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.1paramount.com and click on the red button UV RECALL for more information or email email@example.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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