Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Trident Recalls Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for Pools Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for pools

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

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Trident toll-free at (855) 522-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.uvrecall.org or email assistance@uvrecall.org.

Units: About 3,660

Description: This recall involves all Trident Series 2 ultraviolet sanitation systems for pools. The sanitation systems are a gray tube that stands 32 inches high by 11 inches in diameter. They are plumbed into the pool's water circulation pipes and plugged in or hard-wired into an electrical system. The pool's water runs through the unit and is sanitized by ultraviolet lamps. This is a secondary sanitation system used in conjunction with chemical sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine. "Trident Ultraviolet Corporation," "Series 2" and "UV Ultraviolet Sanitation System" are printed on a black label on the front of the units. "Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System" and a series of letters for the date code are printed on a silver sticker on the units. Go to www.uvrecall.org to determine if the date code is included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 38 reports of the sanitation systems melting and or catching fire, one burn injury to a consumer's hand and about $23,000 in property damage reported.

Remedy: 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 Trident for a free repair kit.

Sold at: Pool companies nationwide from February 2009 through September 2013 for about $600.

Manufacturer: Trident Ultraviolet Corp., of Marina del Rey, Calif. (this company is out of business but is handling this recall)

Manufactured in: United States and China