Acrylic Bathtubs, Whirlpools, and Air Massage Bathtubs have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 100 acrylic bathtubs, whirlpool, and air massage bathtubs are involved in this recall. The tubs were manufactured in the United States by Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, Ohio and sold exclusively by Mansfield Plumbing Products, nationwide, from May 2011 through July 2011. The recalled tubs sold for between $1,800 and $5,000.
The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, which poses a fall hazard to consumers. To date. Mansfield Plumbing Products has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking. One report involved a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.
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.
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, polished brass, and chrome.
Mansfield Plumbing advises consumers to immediately contact the firm to request a free grab bar repair kit. Mansfield Plumbing Products may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.999.1459, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s web site at www.mansfieldplumbing.com.