Thousands of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Recalled Due to Scalding Hot Temperature Dangers
CHINO, CALIFORNIA - According to an online news article published on CBSIndy.com, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall announcement involving Sundance Spas 680, 780, 880 and 980 Series spas and Jacuzzi J-200, J-300, J-400, and J-500 Collection hot tubs. The CPSC's recall announcement states that over 23,000 hot tubs are included in the recall due to a defective temperature sensor that may not reflect the actual water temperature.
The recalled hot tubs were sold by authorized Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas dealers throughout the United States from July 2021 through December 2022.
One adverse incident report provided by one Jacuzzi J-355 owner stated that their Jacuzzi hot tub was displaying a water temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, when the couple entered their Jacuzzi hot tub, they suffered burning pain. Their kitchen thermometer showed that the actual water temperature of the Jacuzzi hot tub was 126 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another adverse incident report from a Sundance Spa 780 spa owner claims that their hot tub was set at 98 degrees Fahrenheit. However, they found out that the spa's water temperature was 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
So far, there have been more than 185 similar complaints concerning inaccurate temperature readings. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a public warning concerning the hazards of high hot tub water temperatures since its 1979 news release. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says hot tub water temperatures should never surpass 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also warns that pregnant women who soak in water above 102 degrees Fahrenheit risk injuries to their unborn babies. The CPSC states that fetal damage can occur in the first three months of pregnancy, and soaking in hot can also cause brain damage or deformities. For this reason, the CPSC recommends that pregnant women bathe in water temperatures under 100 degrees.
Sundance Spas, Incorporated, which also conducts business under the name Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, is currently working to fix the recalled hot tubs. They urge all affected owners to use a separate external thermometer to ensure that the hot tub's water temperature is not above 104 degrees before stepping into the hot tub to prevent burns and injuries.
To see if your hot tub is affected by this defect, visit sundancespas.com/en-us/recall.html or sundancespas.com/en-us/recall.html and enter the serial number of your hot tub. Customers may also contact their local authorized Sundance Spas or Jacuzzi dealer to set up a free repair.
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