Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 26, 2011
Revised March 14, 2012
Release #11-230
Recall Hotlines: See listing below
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Change in consumer contact information.

Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings
Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pool and spa drain covers

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturers: A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz.; AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, Calif.; Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, N.J.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, N.C.; Rising Dragon USA, of E. Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

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 various pool and spa drain covers that can be identified by the manufacturers' name and model information listed below.


CompanyModel Information (websites)Dates SoldRemedy
A&A www.aamfg.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
AquaStar www.aquastarpoolproducts.com Dec. 2008 - Apr.2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Color Match www.poolfittings.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Custom Molded Products www.c-m-p.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Hayward Pool Products www.hayward-pool.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Pentair Water Pool & Spa www.pentairpool.com June 2009 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Rising Dragon www.risingdragonplastics.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Waterway www.waterwayplastics.com Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit

 

Sold through: Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model. Except for kiddie pools, wading pools and in-ground spas, retrofit or replacement of installed covers are not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact manufacturers through their websites above. Consumers with drain covers from Waterway Plastics should contact the firm toll-free at (866) 719-6044 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, or visit the manufacturer's web site at www.waterwayplastics.com

In addition, CPSC has published frequently asked quetsions for this recall.

Visit each firm's website for additional photos of recalled drain cover models. Not all models are shown below.

Picture of recalled A&A drain cover

A&A

Picture of recalled Aquastar drain cover

Aquastar

Picture of recalled Color Match drain cover

Color Match

Picture of recalled Custom Molded Products drain cover

Custom Molded Products

Picture of recalled Hayward drain cover

Hayward

Picture of recalled Pentair Starguard drain cover Picture of recalled Rising Dragon drain cover
Pentair "Starguard" Rising Dragon

 

Picture of recalled Waterway drain covers

Waterway