Lakewood, N.J.-based SmartPool, SmartPool, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, recently announced a recall of its PE12 PoolEye alarms for aboveground pools.
Because the alarm’s on/off activation switch is reversed, the products may fail to alert consumers if a child accidentally enters the water.
The submersible alarm consists of two attached components: a sensor tube with a float switch that is submerged under water, and an audible sensor that is fixed to the outside of the pool. The siren has an on/off activation switch.
A CPSC representative said the agency was alerted of the problem by an installer of the faulty alarm, and that subsequent inventory testing confirmed the issue.
In addition to being sold at pool and spa retailers, the pool alarms also were available online from Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, and other websites from June-July 2016. According to officials, 1,600 faulty units were available in the U.S. market.
No injuries or incidents have been reported, and consumers who have purchased the recalled alarm are instructed to immediately contact SmartPool for a free replacement unit.
It’s a violation of federal law to sell products that are subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the CPSC. Therefore, retailers must remove the alarms from their shelves and contact SmartPool if they have any questions, said Carla Coolman, press and public affairs officer for the CPSC.
Pool retailers can contact SmartPool by email at email@example.com or call (888) 560-7665.