On January 28, 2004, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Sta-Rite Industries Inc. announced a recall of approximately 8,500 Sta-Rite System 2 and AquaTools pool filters and filter systems, citing a risk of injury to consumers if the top shell of the filter blows off. The company has received three reports of the upper tank shell blowing off, with reports of minor injuries to individuals servicing the filters.
The recall affects all Sta-Rite System 2 and AquaTools filters and filter systems with a “Posi-Lok” locking ring. The ring is supposed to secure the upper tank shell to the lower tank shell, but it can disengage in the faulty products.
The pool filters were sold through pool equipment retail stores and wholesale distributors nationwide from January 2003 through October 2003 for use with above-ground pools and small in-ground pools.
Pool owners are advised to check their Sta-Rite filter’s model number and contact Sta-Rite at 866-681-9148 to determine if their filter is affected by the recall. A free replacement Posi-Lok locking ring will be provided to consumers with recalled products.