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05/27/2011

Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings

Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers

HARTFORD, May 27 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the eight companies named below, announced a voluntary recall of about one million pool and spa drain covers, the Department of Consumer Protection announced today. 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. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The eight manufacturers that are named in this recall are: A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Arizona; AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, California; Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Arizona; Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Georgia; Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, North Carolina; Rising Dragon USA, of E. Sweetwater, Tennessee; and Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, California.

The products were manufactured in the United States and China and were sold by independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers. The recalled pool and spa drain covers 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

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.

For more information, contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at (866) 478-3521, 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. It is illegal to resell or try to resell a recalled consumer product.

Visit each firm's website for photos of recalled drain cover models.

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