|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2011
|Firm's Hotline: (818) 899-1755
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Safety Vacuum Release System Recalled by Vacless Systems Inc. for a Repair/Replace Program to Prevent Entrapment
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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 Safety Vacuum Release System
Units: About 1,600
Manufacturer/Distributor: Vacless Systems Inc., of Sylmar, Calif.
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Vacless Systems Inc. has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
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
Sold: Independent distributors or retailers for professional pool and spa products between July 2010 and September 2010 between $480 and $719.
Manufactured in: United States
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
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 email@example.com or visit the firm’s website at www.vacless.com
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