Vacless Systems Inc. Safety Vacuum Recalled

Date:
January 19, 2011
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Vacless Systems Inc.
The Danger:
Improper plastic material found inside the recalled product has been attributed to vacuum-release failures, which create an entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
Description:
This recall involves about 1,600 safety vacuums. The recalled product is a black plastic device that screws into the drain hole of a swimming pool or spa-circulation pump. As part of the circulation systems, the device is designed to release the vacuum in a drain line whenever a submerged drain cover of a swimming pool or spa is completely covered. The recalled product has model number "SVRS10ADJ" on it and only involves the following serial numbers found on the weather-proof label attached to the top of every unit: 061040994 through 061041353, 071040437 through 071040536, 071040570 through 071040574, 071040627 through 071041125, and 081040001 through 081040667.
Sold At:
Sold at independent distributors or retailers of professional pool and spa products between July 2010 and September 2010 for between $480 and $719.
What To Do:
Consumers should immediately stop using their pool or spa. Distributors and dealers are directly notifying consumers of the recall and the Vacless SVRS repair program. Pool owners and operators who have not been directly notified should immediately contact Vacless Systems Inc. to implement the Vacless SVRS repair and testing procedure and to receive a replacement unit for installation. The instructions for the repair are also available at vacless.com. Consumers can also call Vacless Systems Inc. directly at 818-899-1755 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail support@vacless.com
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11101.html

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