Drain covers voluntarily recalled due to incorrect ratings

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Pool owners, operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should contact the manufacturer immidiately to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model. With the exception of 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. CPSC recommends closing any affected pools until the drain covers are replaced.

Coastal Health District officials also encourage residents that have pools to check with their certified pool operators to find out if their community pool is impacted by the recall.

For more information, consumers can call the Drain Cover Recall Hotline at 866-478-3521. For a list of manufacturers and model numbers of recalled drain covers, go to www.cpsc.gov.

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