On February 3, 1997, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hydro-Air Industries announced a recall of approximately 206,000 main drain covers used in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas after receiving reports of at least two drowning incidents and one near-drowning connected to use of the drain covers.
A swimmer’s hair can become entangled in the drain cover and cause the swimmer’s head to be held underwater by the suction of the drain.
The recall affects the Hydro-Air model #10-6200 drain covers, which are white, circular plastic disks with a 6-inch diameter and 18 rectangular openings on top. “Hydro Air P/N 10-6200” is imprinted on the cover. The drain covers were installed in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas from 1980 to 1995.
Consumers are urged to inspect all pools, hot tubs, and spas to see if the recalled Hydro-Air drain is in use. Consumers should stop using the drain covers immediately and call Hydro-Air at 800-230-9560 to receive a free replacement product.