Pentair Water Pool and Spa Drain Covers Recalled

Date:
May 26, 2011
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Pentair Water Pool & Spa
The Danger:
The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, posing a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
Description:
If consumer's pool or spa drain covers were installed after December 19, 2008 and consumers have an in ground spa or wading (kiddie) pool or the pool has only one drain and that drain is not a channel drain, then the consumer may need to participate in the recall. A channel drain is in the shape of a long and narrow rectangle, (typically 3 or 4 inches by 30 or 31 inches or longer)-or is 24" x 24" or larger or 9" x 36" or larger-it is not affected by this recall.
The affected models are:
500300
500301
500302
500400
500401
500410
500420
500421
500430
500431
500500
500501
500510
500511
500520
500521
500530
500540
500600
500601
500610
Sold At:
Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers from December 2008 to April 2011
What To Do:
Contact Pentair toll-free at 888-711-7495 or visit pentairpool.com/pool-owner/safety-warnings/recall-drain-cover.htm to receive a replacement or retrofit. Consumers can also contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at 866-478-3521 any time, or visit apsp.org/draincoverrecall.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11230.html

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