Pool Lifts Detaching from Base Leads to Recall from Manufacturer

Pool Lifts Detaching from Base Leads to Recall from Manufacturer
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December 17, 2015

S.R. Smith is issuing a recall for pool lifts that may dip its users farther than intended.

The pool equipment manufacturer is recalling its Splash! and PAL pool lifts as welds securing the lift base plate and mast can break, posing a fall hazard. More than 1,800 lifts are being included in the announcement.

This recall involves Splash! and PAL Hi/Lo and Spa pool access lifts most commonly found in municipal and community swimming facilities and hotels. Splash! lifts are permanently fixed to the pool deck. PAL models are portable, free-standing pool lifts that can be fixed to the deck.

The recall includes all models of Splash! Lifts with manufacturing dates between January 2013 and September 2015, PAL lifts with model numbers 250-0000, 250-0005, and 250-0005K, and Spa model 275-0000 with manufacturing dates between December 2014 and September 2015. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label at the base of the mast.

These items could be purchased at pool product distributors, including Baystate Pool Supplies, Recreonics, and SCP Distributors nationwide and online from January 2013 through September 2015 for between $6,000 and $9,750.

The firm received reports of two incidents in which the lift fell over due to inadequate welds in the base plate or mast. One incident occurred when a person was seated in the lift chair. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool lifts and contact S.R. Smith for a free replacement base and/or mast assembly.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact S.R. Smith by phone at (888) 497-9290 or by email at splashpalinfo@srsmith.com.