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8 manufacturers recall pool, spa drain covers

Eight manufacturers have voluntarily recalled about one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers because of incorrect water flow ratings.

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eight manufacturers are recalling one million pool and spa drain covers over possible safety concerns.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday that the manufacturers are voluntarily recalling the covers because they could pose a possible entrapment or drowning hazard to swimmers.

The manufacturers are Arizona-based A&A Manufacturing and Color Match Pool Fittings, California-based AquaStar Pool Products Inc. and Waterway Plastic, Georgia-based Custom Molded Products, New Jersey-based Hayward Pool Products, North Carolina-based Pentair Water Pool and Spa and Tennessee-based Rising Dragon USA.

The drain covers were made between December 2008 and April 2012.

"The recalled covers are marked with the wrong flow rating. But pool operators and home owners should contact the maker of the drain cover to see what action if any is needed to make their pool or spa safe," said Inez Tennenbaum with the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Owners should immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or a retrofit.