October 29, 2002Jason International Has
Recalled Air-Whirlpool Baths
Little Rock, AR (SafetyAlerts)
- Jason International Inc. has recalled
about 800 Jason AirMasseur™ and Air Whirlpool Baths. Air baths release
heated bubbles into the water. A heating element on these baths can fail to
shut off, posing a fire hazard.
Jason has received one report of a fire involving one of these baths, which
resulted in minor damage. No injuries have been reported.
The baths were sold under the brand name Jason AirMasseur™ and Air-Whirlpool
Baths, which is written on the bath's control keypad. They have a serial
number located on the underside of the bath that can be viewed by removing
the equipment access panel. Consumers must check with the firm to determine
if their bath is included in the recall.
Plumbing distributors and kitchen and bath showrooms sold these baths
nationwide from January 2002 through September 2002 for about $3,000.
Consumers should check their bath's serial number and call to determine if
their bath is part of the recall. They should call the Jason Technical
Service Department at (800) 255-5766 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.jasoninternational.com.
If a bath is included in the recall, consumers should disconnect the
electrical supply to their bath by unplugging the equipment or by switching
off the circuit breaker immediately, and schedule an appointment for a free