The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
For more information, contact Mansfield Plumbing Products at (800) 999-1459 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.mansfieldplumbing.com
This recall involves acrylic bathtubs, whirlpools and air massage baths sold in various colors and under ten product names: Avalon, Barrett, Baywood, Brentwood, Camden, Castille, Covington, Hampton, Montclair and Reo. The acrylic grab bars are affixed to the interior of the tubs about shoulder height from a seated position. The grab bars were sold in various styles and colors including white, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, a polished brass finish and chrome.
Consumers should immediately contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab bar repair kit.
The firm has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking including one report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.
Mansfield Plumbing Products nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011 for between $1,800 and $5,000, depending on the product.
Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, Ohio
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