The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall from 8 manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers due to incorrect ratings. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed by the CPSC. 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.
The manufacturers are:
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.
Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.
More information on this recall may be found at the CPSC website. The new release contains the websites of each manufacturer, which has further information on the specific products recalled and a list of answers to frequently asked questions. The FAQ can also be found directly at CPSC Frequently Asked Questions, Recall Of Pool And Spa Drain Covers, May 26, 2011.
Additional information may be found at the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) website including FAQs for consumers and professionals and a hotline.
The Department of Environmental Health, Food & Housing Division can be contacted at 858-505-6900.