Consumer product recall

Confer Plastics, Inc. recalls Curve Pool Step Systems

Starting date:
August 21, 2018
Posting date:
August 21, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Confer Plastics Incorporation.

Affected products

Confer Plastics Curve In-pool Step Systems for aboveground and in-ground pools

Product description

This voluntary recall involves three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for aboveground and in-ground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic. The manufacturing code and date code are located on the side walls of each step.

The following models are included in the recall:
Model Product Description Manufacturing/Date Code Range


4-step staircase for aboveground pool

All 2013-2018

CCX-IG 3-step staircase for in-ground pool All 2013-2018


Add-on staircase unit for aboveground pool

All 2013-2018


Hazard identified

Children’s limbs can be entrapped in the side openings, posing a drowning hazard.

As of August 3 2018, the company has received no reports of limb entrapment or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 2 reports of limb entrapment, and 1 report of minor injury.

Number sold

Approximately 2,100 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 100,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold at wholesalers, distributors and retail stores in Canada and the United States from January 2013 to July 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Confer Plastics, Inc.
North Tonawanda
New York

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Confer Plastics, Inc. at 1-800-635-3213 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.