S.R. Smith Recalls Pool Lifts Due to Fall Hazard

Dec 17, 2015, 12:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/S-R-Smith-Recalls-Pool-Lifts

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Splash! and PAL pool lifts

Hazard: Welds securing the lift base plate and/or mast can break, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool lifts and contact S.R. Smith for a free replacement base and/or mast assembly.

Consumer Contact: S.R. Smith toll-free at 888-497-9290 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email splashpalinfo@srsmith.com, or online at www.srsmith.com and click on "Splash/ PAL Hi Lo Recall" or www.splashpalliftinfo.com for more information.  

Recall Details

Units: About 1,800 Splash! and 40 PAL Hi/Lo and Spa lifts

Description: This recall involves Splash! and PAL Hi/Lo and Spa pool access lifts most commonly found in municipal and community swimming facilities and hotels. Splash! lifts are permanently fixed to the pool deck. PAL models  are portable, free-standing pool lifts that can be fixed to the deck. The recall includes all models of Splash! lifts with manufacturing dates between January 2013 and September 2015, PAL Hi/Lo lifts with model numbers 250-0000, 250-0005 and 250-0005K and Spa model 275-0000 with manufacturing dates between December 2014 and September 2015. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label at the base of the mast. "Splash!" or "PAL" is printed on the base of the lifts.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received reports of two incidents in which the lift fell over due to inadequate welds in the base plate or mast. One incident occurred when a person was seated in the lift chair. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Pool product distributors, including Baystate Pool Supplies, Recreonics, and SCP Distributors nationwide and online at intheswim.com from January 2013 through  September 2015 for between $6,000 and $9,750.

Importer/Distributor: S.R. Smith, LLC, of Canby, Ore.

Manufactured in: USA

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