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CPSC Recalls 1 Million Pool and Spa Drain Covers for Incorrect Ratings, Entrapment Dangers

Published on May 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm in Personal Injury.

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional opening of pool season, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled nearly one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers from eight different manufacturers. It was discovered that the covers were rated incorrectly to control the flow of water through the covers, and may potentially pose an entrapment hazard.

After months of investigation and obtaining thousands of pages of documents, the CPSC found that the suction around these covers can cause children in particular to become trapped underwater. In many instances, the covers had been certified by labs that used faulty standards resulting in the products being distributed throughout the country. No injuries or incidents related to the recalled drain covers have been reported.

Drain covers from the following manufacturers are included in the recall:

  • Waterway Plastics
  • Rising Dragon USA
  • Pentair Water Pool and Spa
  • Hayward Pool Products
  • Custom Molded Products
  • Color Match Pool Fittings
  • AquaStar Pool Products Inc.
  • A&A Manufacturing

Consumers will need to contact the manufacturer or visit their respective websites to learn which models are included in the recall. To receive a replacement or retrofit for the recall drain covers, consumers will also need to contact the manufacturer.

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