Mansfield Plumbing Products recalls bathtubs, whirlpools due to fall hazard

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Aug. 23, 2012—Mansfield Plumbing Products recalled certain bathtubs, whirlpools and air-massage bathtubs, because the grab bars that are on the products can loosen and break, which would pose a fall hazard to consumers.

This recall involves acrylic bathtubs, whirlpools and “air-massage baths” that were 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 recalled products were sold at Mansfield Plumbing Products locations nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011. The company received 11 reports of grab bars breaking, including a report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone. Consumers should contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab-bar repair kit.

For more information, call Mansfield Plumbing Products at 800/999-1459 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT or go to mansfieldplumbing.com.