Recall of Safety Drain Cover For Pools/Spas

This recall includes information concerning Pool/Spa Safety Drain covers that were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover.  This could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.  No injuries have currently been reported.

For more information contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline at 1-866-478-3521 anytime.  You can also visit the Drain Cover Recall website at www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall.

Name of Product: Pool and spa drain covers

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturers: A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz.; AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, Calif.; Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, N.J.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, N.C.; Rising Dragon USA, of E. Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

Remedy: 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.

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