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If you own a pool, this latest recall could affect you

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Thousands of pool sanitation systems are being recalled because they can start a fire.

Electrical arching can cause the “trident series 2 ultraviolet sanitation systems” to melt or catch fire.

They were sold by pool companies nationwide from February 2009 through september 2013 for about $600.

People who own one should unplug the unit from the outlet.

If it’s hard-wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker. Consumers also should contact Trident for a free repair kit.

Consumers should contact Trident at (855) 522-8200 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.uvrecall.org for a free repair kit.