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Presentation from the 2011 World Aquatic Health™ ConferenceDRAIN COVER RECALL NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2011
|Recall Hotlines: See listing below|
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings
Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: 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|
Sold through: Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.
Manufactured in: United States and China
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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at (866) 478-3521 any time, or visit the Drain Cover Recall website at www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall. 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
Visit each firm's website for additional photos of recalled drain cover models. Not all models are shown below.
Custom Molded Products
|Pentair "Starguard"||Rising Dragon|
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
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Pool Alarm Saves 9th Child from Drowning
IRVINE, Calif. BUSINESS WIRE
IRVINE, Calif. BUSINESS WIRESwimming Pool Alarm Systems manufacturer, RJE Technologies, announced today the 9th child has been saved from drowning by its SonarGuard pool alarm system. A Houston dad reported SonarGuard saved his 3-year-old daughter when she slipped into the pool while playing in the backyard. The parents were surprised that they never heard a splash or sound when she slipped in. The signature SonarGuard “ping” was all they heard.
Approximately 300 children under the age of five, drown each year in the U.S., according to CPSC. In most cases, an adult was supervising the child, and was distracted or didn’t see (or hear) the child fall in the water. SonarGuard utilizes sonar technology and can detect a child immediately.
ASTM certified pool alarms have gained popularity with owners of public and private swimming pools. Additionally, state and city governments have addressed improved pool safety by passing legislation involving the installation of an ASTM pool alarm as well as other new requirements. To learn more about swimming pool legislation in your area, visit:
About RJE Technologies
RJE Technologies manufactures and markets pool alarm systems in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South Africa. SonarGuard is the only ASTM “permanently installed” pool alarm system on the market, making it especially suitable for residential, commercial and public pools. Learn more about SonarGuard by visiting:
www.sonarguard.comTo learn more about Aquaguard, RJE’s consumer installed ASTM alarm visit:
www.aquaguard-pool-alarm.comor call RJE Technologies at 949-727-9399.
RJE Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinne Zemla, 949-727-9399
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