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Safety Alert

Paramount Recalls Trident 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: Paramount Trident Series 2 (UV II) Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for pools

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

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Paramount at (800) 621-5886 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.1paramount.com and click on the red button UV RECALL for more information or email uvrecall@1paramount.com.

Units: About 960

Description: This recall involves all Paramount Trident Series 2 (UV II) ultraviolet sanitation systems. 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 UV II" or "Series 2 Trident Ultraviolet Corporation UV Sanitation System" is printed on a black label on the front of the units. In addition, a silver sticker on the units has the following wording "Paramount Series 2 Ultraviolet Pool Sanitizer System," "Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System" or "Trident Ultra UV Series 2 Water Treatment System" and a date code of 9/9/2013 or later. Some date codes consist of a series of letters. Consumers with letters in the date code need to go to www.1paramount.com to determine if their unit is included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None 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 Paramount for a free replacement unit and free installation.

Sold at: Pool companies from September 2013 through January 2014 for between $600 and $750.

Manufacturer: Paramount Leisure Industries d/b/a Paramount Pool and Spa Systems, of Chandler, Ariz.

Manufactured in: USA and China