Waterway Plastics Recalls Spa Drain Suction Covers Due to Risk of Entrapment

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 30, 2014.  

  • Model number on Designer Pro Series suction covers
    Model number on Designer Pro Series suction covers

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Designer Pro Series Suction Covers

Hazard:  The drain suction cover can become disengaged from the spa wall, posing an entrapment hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Waterway Plastics toll-free at (866) 719-6044, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.waterwayplastics.com and click on “Recall” under Resources for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 26,000

Description:  This recall involves Waterway Plastics Designer Pro Series suction covers with model number 640-52XX S, printed on top of the outside edge of the plastic. The round covers are black and silver and were installed in select spas manufactured by Catalina Spas, Four Winds Spas, Dimension One Spas, and Sunrise Spas from June 2011 to June 2013. The covers are installed on the following model spas:

Sunrise Spas Series

989 Aquarian, Bimini (Mermaid brand only), 939 Endeavour, 959 Equinox, Essence 250, Genesis 250, Jewel 250, Legend 250, Medallion 350, S102 (Whitewater brand only), S103, S104, S105, 203LS, 204LS, 205LS, 949 Meridian, 249 Spirit SE, Tonga (Mermaid brand only).

Model and series numbers are located on the cabinet panel on the lower right side near the top side control.

Dimension One Spa Series

At Home Series, Bay Series, Reflection Series

The model name is on the inside of the cabinet access door.

Four Winds Spa Series

XL Swim Spas XL 12000, XL14000, XL 16000

The model name is printed on stainless steel plates mounted on the outside of the spa. They are usually located on the left panel, using the topside as the front panel.

Catalina Spas

All models manufactured from 2011-2013.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received 70 reports of drain covers detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using spas with the recalled drained covers. Consumers should contact Waterway Plastics for inspection instructions and information on receiving a free replacement cover.

Sold at:  Pool and Spa dealers nationwide from June 2011 to June 2013 for between $3,500 and $16,000 for the spas.

Manufacturer:  Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

Manufactured in:  United States

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