Updated Recall: Pool and spa drain covers
On 2012-03-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Pool and spa drain covers due to a potential possible entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2008. It was originally recalled on 2011-05-26.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 719-6044
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves various pool and spa drain covers that can be identified by the manufacturers' name and model information listed below.
|Company||Model Information (websites)||Dates Sold||Remedy|
|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 CPSC has provided a list of FAQs regarding this recall.
Visit each firm's website for additional photos of recalled drain cover models. Not all models are shown.
These items were sold new+ at Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.
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:
Pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should 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.
For additional information, consumers should contact manufacturers through their websites above. 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 web site at www.waterwayplastics.com
UPDATE 03/14/2012: There was a change in the contact information. The most recently published information is shown above.
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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