Trident Recalls Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for Pools Due to Fire Hazard

Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire.

Recall date: May 29, 2014
Recall number: 14-196
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for pools

Hazard:

Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Trident toll-free at (855) 522-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.uvrecall.org or email assistance@uvrecall.org.

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Recall Details

Units

About 3,660

Description

This recall involves all Trident Series 2 ultraviolet sanitation systems for pools. The sanitation systems are a gray tube that stands 32 inches high by 11 inches in diameter.  They are plumbed into the pool’s water circulation pipes and plugged in or hard-wired into an electrical system. The pool’s water runs through the unit and is sanitized by ultraviolet lamps. This is a secondary sanitation system used in conjunction with chemical sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine. “Trident Ultraviolet Corporation,” “Series 2” and “UV Ultraviolet Sanitation System” are printed on a black label on the front of the units. “Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System” and a series of letters for the date code are printed on a silver sticker on the units. Go to www.uvrecall.org to determine if the date code is included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

There have been 38 reports of the sanitation systems melting and or catching fire, one burn injury to a consumer’s hand and about $23,000 in property damage reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug the units from the outlet, or if hard-wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker.  Contact Trident for a free repair kit.

Sold at

Pool companies nationwide from February 2009 through September 2013 for about $600.

Manufacturer

Trident Ultraviolet Corp., of Marina del Rey, Calif.  (this company is out of business but is handling this recall)

Manufactured in

United States and China

  • Trident pool sanitation system

  • Label on sanitation system with “Series 2”