|May 26, 2011
Paramount Pool & Spa System Recalls Certain 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: MDX Pool and Spa drain covers
Units: 30 units distributed in the U.S. with an estimated 25 installed
Manufacturer: Paramount Pool & Spa Systems, of Chandler, Ariz.
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 one pool and spa drain cover, Model MDX, (sold after 12/18/2008). Markings on the cover will indicate MDX logo, a maximum flow rating of 64 GPM, ASME A112.19.8 - 2007, VGB 2008 and include the USPC Shield.
Sold through: Professional pool and spa builders and installers
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should immediately contact Paramount to receive a replacement cover.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Paramount Pool & Spa Systems at (800) 621-5886 between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. The firm 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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