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Confer Plastics recalls pool step systems

Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the systems' side openings

Photo source: CPSC
Confer Plastics of North Tonawanda, N.Y., is recalling about 102,100 curve in-pool step systems sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.

The firm has received two reports of children’s arms becoming entrapped in the side panel openings of the step systems, including reports of minor abrasions. No drownings have been reported.

This recall involves three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and above-ground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic.

The manufacturing/date code is located on the side walls of each step.


Product Description

Manufacturing/Date Code Range


Confer Curve base (staircase) 4-step for aboveground pool

All 2013-2018


Confer Curve base (staircase) 3-step for in-ground pool

All 2013-2018


Curve add-on unit for either in-ground or aboveground stairs

All 2013-2018

The pool step systems, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Champion Pool Distributors, Cinderella, EMSCO Distributors, Leisure Living, Leslie's, Superior Pool Products, Water Warehouse stores and other stores nationwide and online at from January 2013, through July 2018, for between $200 and $400.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit. The repair kit will include additional panels to prevent entrapment and installation instructions.

Consumers may contact Confer Plastics at (800) 635-3213 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Curve Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

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