Eight different manufacturers have recalled a total of almost 1 million pool and in-ground spa drain covers due to an incorrect rating. The flaw means these products are incapable of handling the flow of water for which they were originally rated. This poses a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists the manufacturers and their individual websites so consumers can look into a replacement or retrofit.
Pool owners and consumers who own one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should stop using the product immediately and contact the manufacturer.
There’s a toll-free Drain Cover Recall Hotline to call at (866) 478-3521 and consumers can also visit the drain cover recall website at www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall.