Paramount Pool & Spa System Recalls Certain Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Rating; Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers

The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover.

May 26, 2011
Alert #11-739
 

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.

Picture of recalled drain cover

Deatil of drain cover engraving