About 5,500 Crane Bathtubs with a Whirlpool are being recalled today because of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective drain covers. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, a bather’s hair can become entangled in the drain covers, causing the batherâ€™s head to be held under water, which can result in drowning.
The bathtubs were manufactured by Crane Plumbing LLC, of Dallas, Texas. They are acrylic with 6-12 jets. The Crane logo is printed on the whirlpool and/or noted on the air control valve. The bathtubs were sold at home improvement, retail and wholesale stores nationwide from March 2007 through February 2009 for between $700 and $2,700.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tubs and either:
1. Contact Crane directly to arrange for a service agent to perform a free, in-person replacement in their home or facility; or
2. Consumers can choose to replace the part themselves and Crane will provide them with a free repair kit and directions.
For additional information, contact Crane Plumbing toll-free at (866) 876-3632 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.craneplumbing.com.