Press Alert - Intex Development Co., Ltd. recalls ladders for above-ground pools due to fall hazard

    MONTREAL, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Name of Products: "Intex(R)," "Easy Set(R)" and "Sand N Sun(TM)" Above-
Ground Pool Ladders

    Units: About 34,000 in Canada

    Hazard: The ladder's plastic steps can be assembled backward on the
support brackets. If this happens, the ladder steps can break and the user can

    Incidents/Injuries: Intex has received 3 unconfirmed reports in Canada of
steps breaking during use resulting in minor injuries.

    Description: The recall includes 42-inch (107 cm), 48-inch (122 cm), and
52-inch (133 cm) "A" frame pool ladders. The ladders were sold with above
ground pools with the brand names "Intex(R)," "Easy Set(R)" and "Sand N
Sun(TM)" in the following sizes:

                    15-foot by 48-inch (4 m 58 x 122 cm),
                    16-foot by 42-inch (4 m 88 x 107 cm),
                    16-foot by 48-inch (4 m 88 x 122 cm),
                    18-foot by 48-inch (5 m 50 x 122 cm),
                    24-foot by 52-inch (7 m 32 x 133 cm)

    Each leg of the recalled ladder has two pieces joined together with a
metal sleeve. The ladders have either three or four blue plastic steps on each
side of the "A" that attach to blue plastic support brackets mounted on the
    The following pool ladders are not included in the recall:

      - "A" frame ladders with single piece legs
      - "A" frame ladders with two-piece legs and a 300 lb.(126 kg) weight
        limit listed on the ladder warning label (sold with pools after
        February 2007).

    Sold at: Wal-Mart and Sam's Club in Canada from February 2006 through
February 2007. Above-ground pool sets that included the ladders sold for
between $250 and $900 depending on pool size and included accessories.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ladders and contact
Intex to obtain information about how to obtain a free replacement ladder.

    Customer Contact: Consumers should call Intex at (800) 549-8829 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit

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For further information:

For further information: Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 549-8829; Intex
Media Contact: (310) 549-5400

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