CPSC Announces Recall of Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers

Just as homeowners’ associations are opening their pools for the summer season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a recall of pool and spa drain covers produced by eight manufacturers. According to the CPSC, 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 or bathers.” 

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

 

The CPSC also announced the following 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.”

Check out of the CPSC announcement to view the drain covers subject to the recall and for other pertinent information.