Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–May 26, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pool and spa drain covers

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturers: A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz.; AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, Calif.; Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, N.J.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, N.C.; Rising Dragon USA, of E. Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves various pool and spa drain covers that can be identified by the manufacturers’ name and model information listed below.

Company Model Information (websites) Dates Sold Remedy
A&A Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
AquaStar Dec. 2008 – Apr.2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Color Match Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Custom Molded Products Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Hayward Pool Products Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Pentair Water Pool & Spa June 2009 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Rising Dragon Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit
Waterway Dec. 2008 – Apr. 2011 Replacement or Retrofit

Sold through: Independent distributors to professional pool and spa builders and installers.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model. Except for kiddie pools, wading pools and in-ground spas, retrofit or replacement of installed covers are not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact the Drain Cover Recall Hotline toll-free at (866) 478-3521 any time, or visit the Drain Cover Recall website at Consumers with drain covers from Waterway Plastics should contact the firm toll-free at (866) 719-6044 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, or visit the manufacturer’s web site at

Visit each firm’s website for additional photos of recalled drain cover models. Not all models are shown below.

Picture of recalled A&A drain cover


Picture of recalled Aquastar drain cover


Picture of recalled Color Match drain cover

Color Match

Picture of recalled Custom Molded Products drain cover

Custom Molded Products

Picture of recalled Hayward drain cover


Picture of recalled Pentair Starguard drain cover   Picture of recalled Rising Dragon drain cover
Pentair “Starguard”   Rising Dragon

Picture of recalled Waterway drain covers


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on