Recalled Swimming Pool Drain Covers Pose Entrapment Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a massive recall of swimming pool drain covers due to the risk of entrapment. It also includes spa drain covers. More than 1 million units are affected from 8 different manufacturing companies.  The manufacturing companies involved in the recall include:

  • A&A Manufacturing – Phoenix, AZ;
  • AquaStar Pool Products Inc. – San Diego, CA;
  • Color Match Pool Fittings – Surprise, AZ;
  • Custom Molded Products – Tyrone, GA;
  • Hayward Pool Products – Elizabeth, NJ;
  • Pentair Water Pool and Spa – Sanford, NC;
  • Rising Dragon USA – E. Sweetwater, TN; and
  • Waterway Plastics – Oxnard, CA.

The recall is a result of the drain covers being incorrectly rated to handle water flow. Swimmers and spa users could become entrapped and possibly drown.  Consumers are being advised to call the manufacturer of their drain cover if they have an affected unit. A replacement or retrofit will be sent, depending on the type of pool drain cover.  If you or a loved one has sustained serious or even fatal injuries as a result of a defective product, then your next step should be to speak with a New York defective product attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages that you have suffered.

Contacting a New York Defective Product Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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