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Anchor Industries Recalls Safety Pool Covers

  • Sample Pool Cover
  • Brass-Plated Snap Hooks (broken one on the right)
  • Warning Label with Date of Manufacture
Name of Product:
Safety pool covers
Hazard:
The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover's cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 10, 2016
Units:
About 350
Consumer Contact

Anchor Industries toll-free at 800-255-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.anchorindustries.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The covers' cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of "Sep 14," "Oct 14" and "Nov 14" are subject to the recall. "Manufactured by Anchor Industries, Inc." also appears on the label.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact their pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 20 reports of snap hook failure. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September 2014 to November 2014 for about $3,000.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Importer(s):

Anchor Industries, Inc., of Evansville, Ind.

Distributor(s):

Anchor Industries, Inc., of Evansville, Ind.

Recall number:
16-732
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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