|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2009
Release # 09-253
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 876-3632
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: Crane Bath Tubs With A Whirlpool
Units: About 5,500
Manufacturer: Crane Plumbing LLC, of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: The drain covers in the tubs can entangle a bather's hair in the openings, causing the bather's head to be held under water, which can result in drowning.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The bathtubs are acrylic with 6-12 jets. The Crane logo is printed on the whirlpool and/or noted on the air control valve.
Sold at: Home improvement, retail and wholesale stores nationwide from March 2007 through February 2009 for between $700 and $2,700.
Manufactured in: United States and Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tubs. Consumers can contact Crane for additional identification information on affected tubs. Consumers who have the recalled tub have two options:
- Contact Crane directly to arrange for a service agent to perform a free, in-person replacement in their home or facility; or
- Consumers can choose to replace the part themselves and Crane will provide them with a free repair kit and directions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crane Plumbing toll-free at (866) 876-3632 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.craneplumbing.com
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