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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.

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Pool and spa drain covers
Image of Recalled A&A drain cover 418290
Image of Recalled Aquastar drain cover 899896
Image of Recalled Color Match drain cover 287185
Image of Recalled Custom Molded Products drain cover 459599
Image of Recalled Hayward drain cover 144339
Image of Recalled Pentair Starguard drain cover 371000
Image of Recalled Rising Dragon drain cover 270169
Image of Recalled Waterway drain covers 787596
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

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.

CompanyModel Information (websites)Dates SoldRemedy
A&Awww.aamfg.comDec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit Dec. 2008 - Apr.2011Replacement or Retrofit
Color Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit
Custom Molded Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit
Hayward Pool Productswww.hayward-pool.comDec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit
Pentair Water Pool & June 2009 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit
Rising Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement or Retrofit Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011Replacement 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

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

None reported

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