Recalls Inflatable Pool Ladders for Fall Hazard
May 17, 2006
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Aqua-Leisure
Industries, of Avon, Mass. is recalling about
320,000 Simple Set Pool Ladders. The plastic
step support clips can be assembled upside down,
causing the ladder steps to break under a user’s
Aqua-Leisure and the CPSC are aware
of nine incidents. There have been six reported
injuries, including a concussion, a broken arm,
fractured ribs and a wrist sprain.
The ladders were included with
Aqua® Leisure Simple-Set® inflatable pools
that range from 12- to 18-feet in diameter. The
white metal arched ladders have two, three or
four plastic blue steps on each side of the arch
with two blue cross bars just above the top step.
White plastic and metal clips are used to connect
the steps to the ladder. Each step is molded with
the words “Aqua® Leisure.”
Discount department and toy stores
sold the product from January 2002 through August
2005. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop
using the ladders and contact Aqua-Leisure for
a free repair kit, including new assembly instructions
and color-coded support clips. Ladders should
be re-assembled using the new repair kits.
Consumers should call Aqua-Leisure
toll-free at (866) 807-3998 between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the
company’s Web site at www.aqualeisure.com