The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 50,850 pool drain covers manufactured byWaterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.
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. No incidents have been reported.
This recall involves the pool and spa drain covers models listed below. The covers vary in size and shape, but bear model number and manufacturer name molded on the drain cover:
Model 640-81XX V, 8" Ultra Round
Model 640-311X, 10" Round
Model 640-470X V, 9" x 9" Grate and Frame
Model 640-475X V, 18" x 18" Grate and Frame
The pool drain covers were sold through independent distributors nationwide. The products are not sold directly to consumers, but to professional builders/installers.
Consumers who believe they have one of these drain covers in their pool or spa should contact the manufacturer to determine whether a replacement or retrofit is required. 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.
For additional information, contact the Waterway Plastics toll-free at (866) 719-6044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the manufacturer’s web site at www.waterwayplastics.com