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Paramount Recalls Trident Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems For Pools

Starting date:
June 30, 2014
Posting date:
June 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40273

Affected products

Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System (sanitation systems for pools)

Product description

This recall notice involves all Trident Series 2 (UV II) ultraviolet sanitation systems for pools manufactured between September 9, 2013 and January 24, 2014.  The sanitation systems are a gray tube that stands 81.2 cm (32 in) high by 27.9 cm (11 in.) in diameter.  They are plumbed into the pool’s water circulation pipes and plugged in or hard-wired into an electrical system.  “Trident UV II ”or “Series 2 Trident Ultraviolet Corporation Sanitation System” is  printed on a black label on the front of the units.  In addition, a silver sticker on the units has the following wording “Paramount Series 2 Ultraviolet Pool Sanitizer System”, “Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System” or Trident Ultra UV Series 2 Water Treatment System” and a date code of 09/09/2013 (mm/dd/yy) or later.  Some date codes consist of a series of letters which correspond to an alpha numeric code.  The code is comprised of 6 alpha characters.  Each character represents a number between 1 and 0.  The code key is the word CHARLESTON, where C=1, H=2, A=3…etc, up to N=0.

C=1
H=2
A=3
R=4
L=5
E=6
S=7
T=8
O=9
N=0

Using this key, once the letters are converted to numerals, the date of manufacture is determined.  The first two digits are the month, the next two digits are the day, and the last two are the year.  Thus, for example, a date code of NOCHCA=09/12/13.  Devices with date codes between 09/09/13 and 01/24/14 are affected.  For more details consult Paramount's website.

Hazard identified

Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

The former owner, Trident Ultraviolet Corporation, received 14 reports in Canada and additional reports in the United States of the sanitation systems melting and or catching fire, one burn injury to a consumer's hand and about $24,800 in property damage reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 24 of the units were sold in Canada and another 960 in the United States.

Time period sold

These devices were manufactured between the periods of September 9, 2013 to January 24, 2014 and are date stamped as per the description section above.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States and China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Paramount Leisure Industries d/b/a Paramount Pool and Spa Systems
Chandler
Arizona
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Pool companies nationwide

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately unplug the units from the outlet, or if hard wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker.  Contact Paramount for a free replacement unit and free installation.  Paramount will have a qualified technician remove the implicated unit and install the replacement unit.

All products used to control micro-organisms (bacteria/algae) in pool/spa waters require approval from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency in order to be manufactured, sold, imported or used in Canada.  Only registered sanitizers (chlorine and bromine) can be used in pools/spas and use must be in accordance with the registered product labels.

For more information, consumers may contact Paramount by telephone at 1-800-621-5886 from 6:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit Paramount's website and click on the red button UV RECALL for more information or by email.

Please note that under the Pest Control Products Act the implicated devices cannot be redistributed, sold or 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.