Recall: Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems For Pools
On 2014-05-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems For Pools due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2009 for about $600.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Trident Ultraviolet sanitation system recall. Instance(s) of injuries, fires, major property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd 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: (855) 522-8200
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What is the problem?
Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires, major property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Trident Series 2 ultraviolet sanitation systems for pools. 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 Ultraviolet Corporation," "Series 2" and "UV Ultraviolet Sanitation System" are printed on a black label on the front of the units. "Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System" and a series of letters for the date code are printed on a silver sticker on the units. Go to www.uvrecall.org to determine if the date code is included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ at Pool companies nationwide from February 2009 through September 2013 for about $600.
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 unplug the units from the outlet, or if hard-wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker.¬† Contact Trident for a free repair kit.
Trident toll-free at (855) 522-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.uvrecall.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been 38 reports of the sanitation systems melting and or catching fire, one burn injury to a consumer's hand and about $23,000 in property damage 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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