Recall date: August 23, 2012
Recall number: 12-746

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Acrylic Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs
Hazard:
The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 100
Description:

The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Description:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking including one report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab bar repair kit.

Sold Exclusively At:

Mansfield Plumbing Products nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011 for between $1,800 and $5,000, depending on the product.

Manufacturer(s):
Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, Ohio
Manufactured In:
United States