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Confer Plastics Recalls Pool Step Systems Due to Entrapment and Drowning Hazard

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Confer Plastics Recalls Pool Step Systems Due to Entrapment and Drowning Hazard

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Confer-Plastics-Recalls-Pool-Step-Systems-Due-to-Entrapment-and-Drowning-Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Curve in-pool step systems

Hazard: Children's limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard. 

Remedy: Repair  

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit. The repair kit will include additional panels to prevent entrapment and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact:

Confer Plastics at 800-635-3213 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.conferplastics.com and click on "Curve Recall" for more information. 

Recall Details

Units: About 100,000 (In addition, about 2,100 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and aboveground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic.  The manufacturing/date code is located on the side walls of each step.

Model

Product
Description

Manufacturing/Date Code Range

#CCX-AG

Confer Curve base
(staircase) 4-step for
aboveground pool

All 2013-2018

#CCX-IG

Confer Curve base
(staircase) 3-step for
in-ground pool

All 2013-2018

#CCX-ADD

Curve add-on unit
for either in-ground
or aboveground
stairs

All 2013-2018

Incidents/Injuries: Confer Plastics has received two reports of children's arms becoming entrapped in the side panel openings of the step systems, including reports of minor abrasions. No drownings have been reported.

Sold At: Champion Pool Distributors, Cinderella, EMSCO Distributors, Leisure Living, Leslie's, Superior Pool Products, Water Warehouse stores and other stores nationwide and online at www.conferplastics.com from January 2013 through July 2018 for between $200 and $400.

Manufacturer: Confer Plastics, of North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Manufactured in: U.S.

In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67542r-eng.php

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
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Phone: 301-504-7908
Spanish: 301-504-7800

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