SR Smith has recalled nearly 1,900 pool lifts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in a press release last month.
The lifts come from the company’s “Splash!” and PAL Hi/Lo and Spa lines. They are most commonly used in municipal and community swimming facilities or hotels.
The Canby, Ore. based pool products manufacturer is recalling 1,800 Splash! lifts manufactured between January 2013 and September 2015.
Also affected are approximately 40 lifts from the PAL Hi/Lo and Spa lines: PAL Hi/Lo lifts with model numbers 250-0000, -0005, and 005K; and Spa model 275-0000 with manufacturer dates between December 2014 and September 2015. CPSC stated that the lifts were being recalled due to inadequate welds in the base plate or mast. In at least two incidents, the lifts fell over — one occurred with an individual in the seat. No injuries have been reported.
Owners of recalled lifts should stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement base or mast assembly, CPSC said. To find out if a specific unit is included in the recall, users can check the base of the mast to find the model number and manufacturing date. The names “Splash!” and “PAL” also are printed on the base of the lifts.
As of press time, SR Smith had not responded to requests for comments.
SR Smith can be reached by phone at (888) 497-9290, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at www.splashpalliftinfo.com.