The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with several manufacturers, has announced a voluntary recall of certain pool and in-ground spa drain covers. The CPSC determined that certain pool and in-ground spa drain covers were incorrectly rated for protection against body entrapment by independent third party laboratories (See CPSC Drain Cover Press Release). Hayward specific models affected by this recall are WGX1031B, WGX1032B, WGX1033B, WGX1031BHF, WGX1033BHF, WG1032PAK2, WG1033PAK2, WG1033HFPAK2. Replacement of these Hayward square drain covers may be required in certain cases. Please review documents below for specific Hayward products affected by the recall and then contact Hayward at (888) 407-9281 to process your replacement order, if the square Hayward drain covers in your pool or in-ground spa are affected by this recall. For all non-Hayward drain covers please visit the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) www.apsp.org/draincoverrecall.
This voluntary recall only applies to drain covers installed after December 19, 2008. The Hayward manufactured drain covers affected in this voluntary recall will be limited to certain square drain covers with dimensions of 9”X 9”, 12”X 12” and 18”X 18”. Except for kiddie/wading pools and in-ground spas, replacement of covers is not required in pools with multiple drain systems or gravity drainage systems or for covers installed before December 19, 2008. Hayward manufactured round 8” drain covers are not affected by this recall.
Please note that drain covers should only be replaced by a pool or spa service professional who has possession of an approved replacement cover so that the old drain cover may be immediately replaced.
For futher information regarding the Hayward drain covers affected by this recall and the replacement covers available please see below: