Originally Posted By: dbush
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I realize this is not the time of year that most people are looking at above ground pools, but just for information for those who do pool inspections:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced
voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Sta-Rite System 2 and AquaTools Filters and Filter
Manufacturer/Importer: Sta-Rite Industries, Inc. of Delavan, Wis.
Hazard: The Posi-Lok(tm) locking ring, which secures the filter's upper
tank shell to the lower tank shell (see diagram below), can disengage
from the lower tank shell allowing the top shell of the filter to blow
off causing injury to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sta-Rite has received three reports of the upper
tank shell blowing off, including two reports of minor scratches and
bruises to hands and/or arms of individuals servicing the filters.
Description: These modular pool filters are designed for use with above
ground pools and small in-ground pools. These filters are used to remove
particles from the water. The System 2 product line is sold under the
brand names "Sta-Rite" and "AquaTools," located on a decal on the upper
tank shell. The cylindrical filter tank measures 27 inches high and 18
inches in diameter. Sta-Rite System 2 filter tanks were sold with model
numbers beginning with PLM or PLD and AquaTools filter tanks were sold
with model numbers beginning with AT84100, AT84150 or AT82130. Serial
numbers are located on on the nameplate decal on the upper tank shell.
Only filters with the following serial numbers are affected (the 5th
character is irrelevant for the purposes of this recall):
1A03_ 1B03_ 1C03_
1D03_ 1EH03_ 1F03_
1G03_ 1H03_ 1J03_
If the Posi-Lok(tm) locking ring has the phrase "Lubricate Tank "O" Ring -
see instructions" molded into it, the ring has been updated and no
further action is necessary for that filter.
Sold at: Pool equipment retail stores and wholesale distribution
branches or installed by professional installers nationwide from January
2003 through October 2003 for between $400 and $800.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should check the filter model plates to locate model
numbers and serial numbers. Consumers should not disturb their filters
and contact Sta-Rite toll-free at (866) 681-9148 to confirm the identity
of their filter and receive a free replacement Posi-Lok(tm) locking ring
and installation instructions. In addition, Sta-Rite will reimburse
consumers $10 for each Posi-Lok(tm) locking ring that is shipped back to
them and provide a pre-paid box for shipping. For consumers who are not
comfortable with the replacement procedure, Sta-Rite will arrange to
have the affected filters professionally repaired at no cost to the
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Sta-Rite toll
free at (866)681-9148 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.starite.com.
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