On May 26, 1993, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Rio Plastics Inc. (formerly known as Pool Technology Ltd.) announced that Rio Plastics would be voluntarily replacing certain suction covers on five models of the “Aqua Swim ‘N’ Spa” swim spas that were sold between 1986 and 1990. The recalled spa suction covers pose a drowning hazard, as a swimmer’s hair can become entangled in the suction covers when the jets are turned on.
The company has received one report of a young girl drowning when her hair became entangled in the cover, and an additional report of a child who struggled free from the cover and sustained injury to her scalp.
The recall affects the Aqua Swim ‘N’ Spa thermoplastic and fiberglass swim spas with the following model numbers:
The spas are 14 or 19 feet in length and function as both an exercise pool and a spa.
Consumers are urged to immediately contact Rio Plastics at 210-831-2715 to receive free replacement suction covers and to keep hair away from existing suction covers until the replacement covers arrive.