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

Note: Change in consumer contact information.

  • A&A
  • Aquastar
  • Color Match
  • Custom Molded Products
  • Hayward
  • Pentair "Starguard"
  • Rising Dragon
Name of Product:
Pool and spa drain covers
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.
Recall Date:
May 26, 2011
About 1 million
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

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.

Recall Details


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 Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
AquaStar Dec. 2008 - Apr.2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Color Match Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Custom Molded Products Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Hayward Pool Products Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Pentair Water Pool & Spa June 2009 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Rising Dragon Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Waterway Dec. 2008 - Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit


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.


None reported

Sold Through:
Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.
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.
Manufactured In:
United States and China
Recall number:

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