Mansfield Plumbing Products Recalls Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs Due to Fall Hazard

The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Recall date: August 23, 2012
Recall number: 12-746

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Acrylic Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs

Hazard:

The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact Mansfield Plumbing Products at (800) 999-1459 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.mansfieldplumbing.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 100

Description

This recall involves acrylic bathtubs, whirlpools and air massage baths sold in various colors and under ten product names: Avalon, Barrett, Baywood, Brentwood, Camden, Castille, Covington, Hampton, Montclair and Reo. The acrylic grab bars are affixed to the interior of the tubs about shoulder height from a seated position. The grab bars were sold in various styles and colors including white, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, a polished brass finish and chrome.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking including one report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab bar repair kit.

Sold exclusively at

Mansfield Plumbing Products nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011 for between $1,800 and $5,000, depending on the product.

Manufacturer(s)

Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, Ohio

Manufactured in

United States