[FONT=Arial Narrow]This information was provided in the latest FSPA news letter and I thought it important for you to know:
Drain Cover Recall - Update
9-minute Webinar now available
[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]APSP is pleased to announce that a free, short webinar, “What Builders, Installers and Service Professionals Need to Know About the Drain Cover Recall” is now available at apsp.org/draincoverrecall. It can be viewed 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Things you need to know:
- Pool professionals must contact the manufacturer of a drain cover on the recall list PRIOR TO REPLACING the cover and follow the protocol they provide
- It is now ILLEGAL to sell any drain cover that has been recalled
On May 26 the CPSC, in cooperation with certain drain cover manufacturers, announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of drain covers manufactured and installed in public and residential inground pools and inground spas after December 2008. The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated by independent third party laboratories to handle the flow of water through the cover as specified by VGBA.
Drain cover manufacturers are cooperating fully with the CPSC in this voluntary recall. To help consumers find out if they are affected, you can visit **apsp.org/draincoverrecall **and drain cover manufacturers have set up a hotline, 866-478-3521 to answer questions. For a complete list of drain cover manufacturers affected by the recall visit,CPSC.gov.](http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=sna9gvn6&et=1104930441695&s=6844&e=001YeCPb-PCSW-pnkZcxSM95SfiPjYk53Z8Ye_U7qOJiIw-7WV5Bs5L8qXHun4H-T8ucMUpqofeiY17xjZ72Fwzvt2g7hHlNxjoq5L7S9L3Y4CikEjI3vWEGBuRrbt5tV5hCQGDqGITw_NYPrPoQW8c8pATBipKsx0gcZOcxboBSrYIn8E97jV8aKb8B-1Nh_ciy-nWbL1xJ4cvfzNfrunv6qZTqSsKRTV9zLDiE8_TOlUQjsgpHxv6lg==)
This is a limited recall. The vast majority of inground pools and inground spas are not affected by the recall. Only certain drain covers manufactured and installed AFTER December 2008 are subject to the recall. Except for kiddie/wading pools and in-ground spas, retrofit or replacement of installed covers is not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for both consumers and professionals are provided at apsp.org/draincoverrecall.