The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that one million pool and spa drain covers could result in injury or even death. They were recalled because they were not rated properly to handle water flow. The recall includes eight companies and models manufactured or installed after December 19, 2009. “I want to make it clear that this recall announcement does not mean that one million drain covers will need to be replaced or repaired,” CPSC Charman Inez Tenenbaum said yesterday. “Operators of kiddie pools, wading pools and in-ground spas should respond immediately to this recall, while pools with multiple main drains or gravity drainage systems do not have to replace their covers.”
According to news reports, public pools must respond quickly. “Now for those public pools and spas that need their covers replaced or fixed, I have an obligation to advise that those facilities be closed at this time. They should reopen as soon as the work is completed that addresses the recall and brings the facility into compliance with the law. I know this is a very difficult message for many communities to hear so close to Memorial Day weekend, but we cannot risk a child becoming entrapped in a recalled drain cover” said Tenenbaum.
As a Lancaster auto accident lawyer, I hope that nobody is adversely affected by this recalled product. If you or a loved one were harmed by an unsafe product, discuss your case with a Lancaster personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your claim.Tweet