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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 1996

Release # 96-075
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Swim N' Play Announce Pool Ledge Covers Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Swim n' Play of Rahway, N.J., is recalling 4-inch frame ledge covers installed on about 1,465 above ground pools. Triangular-shaped, plastic caps on the ledge covers, used at the joints of the pool's outer edges, do not properly cover the sharp edges of the pool's sheet metal ledge. Swimmers can cut themselves on the exposed sharp edges in the pool.

Swim n' Play is aware of one case in which a young girl cut the bridge of her nose and her eye lid from contact with the sharp edges on the pool's ledge.

Swim n' Play sold the covers from 1980 to 1994 for its Windsor, Charter Oak, Holiday Isle, New Yorker, Wedgewood, Silverwood, Triumph and Monaco models. The pools were sold in the northeastern United States at A-1 Pools, Harrows, Norberts Pools, Este and M&M Distributors.

Pool owners should call Swim n' Play at (800) 631-3483 for free replacement ledge covers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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