Anchor Industries Recalls Safety Pool Covers Due to Drowning Risk (Recall Alert)

The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.

Recall date: March 10, 2016
Recall number: 16-732
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  • Sample Pool Cover

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    Sample Pool Cover

  • Brass-Plated Snap Hooks (broken one on the right)

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    Brass-Plated Snap Hooks (broken one on the right)

  • Warning Label with Date of Manufacture

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    Warning Label with Date of Manufacture

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Safety pool covers

Hazard:

The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.

Consumer Contact:

Anchor Industries toll-free at 800-255-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.anchorindustries.com and click on “Safety Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 350

Description

This recall involves mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The covers’ cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of “Sep 14,” “Oct 14” and “Nov 14” are subject to the recall. “Manufactured by Anchor Industries, Inc.” also appears on the label.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 20 reports of snap hook failure. No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately contact their pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks.

Sold at

Independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September 2014 to November 2014 for about $3,000.

Importer(s)

Anchor Industries, Inc., of Evansville, Ind.

Distributor(s)

Anchor Industries, Inc., of Evansville, Ind.

Manufactured in

U.S.

  • Sample Pool Cover

  • Brass-Plated Snap Hooks (broken one on the right)

  • Warning Label with Date of Manufacture