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