|May 26, 2011
Lawson Aquatics Recalls Certain Pool Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Rating; Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pool drain covers
Units: About 11,940 (73 units distributed)
Manufacturer: Lawson Aquatics, of Naples, Fla.
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 Lawson's name and model information on the cover. The recall involves covers with model numbers: MLD-FGD-1818, MLD-GOD-1818, MLD-SG-1818, FI-SG-181818, FI-SG-181824.
Sold through: Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.
Manufactured in: 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 drain cover make and model.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Lawson Aquatics at (800) 897-6160 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m ET Monday through Friday. Lawson Aquatics is contacting its customers directly.
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 SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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