The recalled drain covers do not conform to the entrapment protection standards of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA), posing an entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
This recall involves Goetas replacement round pool main drain covers with two screws that are sold for use in pools and in-ground spas. The top grate is 7.20 inches in diameter and the bottom mounting plate is 8.14 inches in diameter. They are white and made of ABS plastic. “Listed suction fitting,” “SP-1058-B,” and “88D9 148 GPM” are printed on the center of the grate. “Use screws to keep grate secured to dram (drain) at all times” is printed on the outer ring of the grate.
Pool owners/operators and consumers should immediately stop using pools and spas with the recalled pool or spa drain covers and contact Goetas for a full refund. Consumers should remove the drain cover from the pool and/or spa and submit a photo of the drain cover to the firm at Atlaspool@163.com as proof of removal and to receive the refund. Consumers should dispose of the recalled pool or spa drain covers after submitting proof of removal. Goetas is contacting all purchasers directly.
Goetas, of China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.