The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with eight manufacturers, has announced a voluntary recall of several pool and in-ground spa drain covers.
The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
According to the CPSC release, pool owners/operators who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model. Except for kiddie pools, wading pools and in-ground spas, retrofit or replacement of installed covers are not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008.
Apartment firms are encouraged to contact Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at (866) 478-3521 any time or visit the Drain Cover Recall website at www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall for additional information.