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National recall prompts Illinois officials to check pool drains

After a national safety recall of drainage gates in swimming pools, Illinois Safety Officials are planning to check all pool gates.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled over a million grates after they were marked incorrectly. The vacuum effect on the recalled drains can be a drowning hazard because the suction can be too strong and can trap swimmers, especially young children.

Illinois officials will be sending out notices to all pool operators in order for them to check their drains and make sure they are safe. These drain covers were originally installed in order to promote drain safety.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact the Champaign manufacturing defects lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828.