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Anchor Industries recalls safety pool covers due to drowning risk

Brass-plated snap hooks can break posing drowning risk

Anchor Industries pool cover
Anchor Industries pool cover

Safety pool covers made by Anchor Industries are being recalled due to defective brass plated snap hooks that can break posing a drowning risk, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s web-site.

The CPSC says that Anchor Industries safety pool covers with manufacture dates of Sept. 14, Oct 14, Nov 14 are subject to the recall.

The recall involves mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers.  Each cover has cables that are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel.

There have been 20 reports of snap hook failures; however no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately contact their pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks.

You can contact Anchor Industries toll-free at 800-255-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or click here to go to the CPSC web-site for more information.