Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of about 1 million pool drain covers. The recall became necessary because of the risks of entrapment from the drain covers. According to the CPSC, the recalled pool drains do not meet the new safety standards that were previously set by the CPSC. Moreover, all public pools must replace these defective pool drain covers with ones that meet the new standards. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Attorney, I am glad to see this recall taking place because it should save many lives. There have been numerous incidents where children were sucked down by the drain and the pressure grabbing them is enough to keep a child under water until he or she dies. Obviously this is a horrifying scenario.
According to the CPSC Pool and Spa Drain Recall Release, the recall was initiated because incorrect ratings of the drains could pose an entrapment hazard for people in the pool, especially children. As a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, I think the timing of this is important as well, since children are just finishing up the school year and are getting reading to spend a lot of their summer time in the pool. A recall such as this one that protects children is incredibly important because the potential consequences are just too dire.
The pool drain recall stems from an investigation that was announced by the CPSC on March 18. It is good to see the CPSC take action on this issue which could very well save many lives. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I can only hope that this improves the testing that these pool drains must undergo in order to be certified as safe for public use.
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