Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc., ("Pentair") in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") is voluntarily recalling certain pool and spa drain covers. The drain covers subject to this recall include the Equalizer/Suction Fitting and certain StarGuard® Commercial Main Drains sold by Pentair from June 2009 to April 2011. The subject pool and in-ground spa drain covers were determined by the CPSC to have been incorrectly rated for protection against body entrapment by independent third party laboratories.
This voluntary recall does not include any Pentair drain covers installed in pools or spas with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems (other than kiddie/wading and in-ground spas). Pentair will provide retrofits or replacement drain covers for the Pentair products subject to this recall.
Consumers should NOT remove or disturb their drain covers themselves, and should never use a pool where there is a missing or broken drain cover. Drain covers should only be removed by pool installers or other professionals when they are in possession of, and are ready to install, a replacement or approved retrofit. Swimming pools and spas should NEVER be operated without all drain covers securely in place. Consumers will not incur costs for reasonable replacement/retrofit of recalled drain covers that are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Distributors, dealers and retailers are hereby advised to immediately stop selling the subject drain covers. Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product. To obtain additional information on the Drain Cover Recall, including Frequently Asked Questions, an informational Webinar and a list of other manufacturers involved in the voluntary recall click here to visit the APSP website. Pentair is requesting that all drains be returned immediately that you may have in your inventory for full refund.
All of the Pentair drain covers subject to this recall are listed immediately below. Please contact Pentair at 800-831-7133, option 2, then option 4, if you have a Pentair drain cover that is subject to this recall or if you have any questions.
StarGuard® Commercial Main Drain