Name of product:
Pool 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 50,850
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact the Waterway Plastics toll-free at (866) 719-6044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the manufacturer's web site at

Recall Details


This recall involves the pool and spa drain covers models listed below. The covers vary in size and shape, but bear model number and manufacturer name molded on the drain cover:

Model 640-81XX V, 8" Ultra Round
Model 640-311X, 10" Round
Model 640-470X V, 9" x 9" Grate and Frame
Model 640-475X V, 18" x 18" Grate and Frame


Consumers who believe they have one of these drain covers in their pool or spa should contact the manufacturer to determine whether a replacement or retrofit is required. 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 sell the products nationwide directly to professional builders/installers. The products are not sold directly to consumers.


Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number: