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  • Recalled Confer Plastics pool step system (model CCX-ADD)

  • Recalled Confer Plastics pool step system (model CCX-AG)

  • Recalled Confer Plastics pool step system (model CCX-IG)

  • The two numbers in the middle next to the arrow represent the year of the manufacturing-date code. (Years 2013-2018 are recalled)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Confer Plastics recalls curve in-pool step systems

Confer Plastics recalls curve in-pool step systems due to children's limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.

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

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 can 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" for more information.

The step systems 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.