The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Acrylic Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs
Units: About 100
Manufacturer: Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, Ohio
Hazard: The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking including one report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.
Description: This recall involves acrylic bathtubs, whirlpools and air massage baths sold in various colors and under ten product names: Avalon, Barrett, Baywood, Brentwood, Camden, Castille, Covington, Hampton, Montclair and Reo. The acrylic grab bars are affixed to the interior of the tubs about shoulder height from a seated position. The grab bars were sold in various styles and colors including white, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, a polished brass finish and chrome.
Sold exclusively by: Mansfield Plumbing Products nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011 for between $1,800 and $5,000, depending on the product.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab bar repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Mansfield Plumbing Products at (800) 999-1459 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.mansfieldplumbing.com