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Champlain Plastics recalls Olympic pool ladder ACM-101AS

Starting date:
April 28, 2014
Posting date:
April 28, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Improper Safety Mechanisms
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39063

Affected products

Olympic pool ladder ACM-101AS

Product description

This recall involves Olympic pool ladder ACM-101AS. This is a resin ladder with a cover and automatic lock. The ladder is 61 cm wide and adjustable for pool walls measuring 122 cm to 137 cm in height.

Hazard identified

Even when the cover is closed and locked, it is possible for a child to use the steps on the backside of the ladder and reach the pool without adult supervision, posing a drowning hazard.

One incident has been reported to Health Canada and Champlain Plastics related to the use of this product.  No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 10,000 units of the recalled product have been sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from March 2011 to February 2014 by various pool retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Champlain Plastics
Lachine
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the ladder immediately and contact the retailer where they purchased the product for a repair kit.

Consumers may also contact Champlain Plastics by telephone at 1-800-660-4135 ext. 473 or by email to receive a repair kit and further information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.