Safety Vacuum Release System Recalled by Vacless Systems Inc. for a Repair/Replace Program to Prevent Entrapment

Improper plastic material found inside the recalled product has been attributed to vacuum release failures.

Recall date: January 19, 2011
Recall number: 11-101

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Pool Safety Vacuum Release System

Hazard:

Improper plastic material found inside the recalled product has been attributed to vacuum release failures which create an entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Vacless Systems Inc. directly at (818) 899-1755 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at support@vacless.com or visit the firm’s website at www.vacless.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,600

Description

The recalled product is a black plastic device that screws into the drain hole of a swimming pool or spa circulation pump. As part of the circulation systems, the device is designed to release the vacuum in a drain line whenever a submerged drain cover of a swimming pool or spa is completely covered. The recalled product has model number SVRS10ADJ and only involves the following serial numbers found on the weather-proof label attached to the top of every unit:

061040994 through 061041353
071040437 through 071040536
071040570 through 071040574
071040627 through 071041125
081040001 through 081040667
Incidents/Injuries

Vacless Systems Inc. has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using their pool or spa. Distributors and dealers are directly notifying consumers of the recall and the Vacless SVRS repair program. Pool owners/operators who have not been directly notified should immediately contact Vacless Systems Inc. to implement the Vacless SVRS repair and testing procedure and to receive a replacement unit for installation. The instructions for the repair are also available at www.vacless.com

Sold at

Independent distributors or retailers for professional pool and spa products between July 2010 and September 2010 between $480 and $719.

Manufacturer(s)

Vacless Systems Inc., of Sylmar, Calif.

Distributor(s)

Vacless Systems Inc., of Sylmar, Calif.

Manufactured in

United States