Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.
Confer Plastics at 800-635-3213 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.conferplastics.com and click on “Curve Recall” for more information.
This recall involves three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and aboveground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic. The manufacturing/date code is located on the side walls of each step.
|Model||Product Description||Manufacturing/Date Code Range|
|#CCX-AG||Confer Curve base (staircase) 4-step for aboveground pool||All 2013-2018|
|#CCX-IG||Confer Curve base (staircase) 3-step for in-ground pool||All 2013-2018|
|#CCX-ADD||Curve add-on unit for either in-ground or aboveground stairs||All 2013-2018|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit. The repair kit will include additional panels to prevent entrapment and installation instructions.
Confer Plastics has received two reports of children’s arms becoming entrapped in the side panel openings of the step systems, including reports of minor abrasions. No drownings have been reported.
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