PhotoMAAX Spas Industries of Chandler, Ariz., is recalling about 1,200

Maax Spas hot tubs and swim spas sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The UV generator inside the hot tub and swim spa can ignite while in use, posing a fire hazard.

The company has received six reports of generators in the affected hot tubs and swim spas igniting and causing damage to the generators and surrounding hot tub or swim spa components. There have been no reports of injuries.

This recall involves MAAX Spas hot tubs and swim spas containing a Delta UV generator.

The generator is used to sanitize the water and plumbing inside the hot tub or swim spa. The generator’s model number is EA-4H-5.

The model numbers for the hot tubs and swim spas are: 461; 470; 471; 472; 480; 481; 482; 780; 781; 5200; 5300; 5400; 5600; 7000; 7500; 8000; 8500; 9000; DT6; ENV; ES; ESX; GRD; LT6; MON; MT6; NUG; PRS; RB4; RL4; RS1; RS2; XB4; XL4; XSD; XSL; XSP; and XSR.

The model name is the first 3 or 4 digits of the hot tub or swim spa serial number, and is engraved into a silver plate on the lower right or lower left corner of the front side of the hot tub or swim spa.

The hot tubs and swim spas, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at independent hot tub and swim spa retailers nationwide, from January 2012, through July 2015.

Hot tubs were sold for about $4,000 to $15,000. Swim spas were sold for about $16,000 to $30,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the hot tubs and swim spas and contact a MAAX Spas’ dealer for a free repair.

Consumers may contact MAAX Spas at 800-413-2704 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arizona local time, Monday through Friday, by email at duvrepair@maaxspas.com or online at www.maaxspas.com for more information.


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