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YONKERS, N.Y. -- Consumer Reports' most recent tests of pool alarms and bike helmets have found safety issues with some popular models. The reports are published in the June issue of the magazine and are available for free at http://www.ConsumerReports.org as a public service to consumers.
Consumer Reports tested seven pool alarms and rated three "Not Acceptable" because they failed to alarm within 20 seconds of motion in the water. The three "Not Acceptable" pool alarms are: Pool S.O.S. PA-100, PoolEye PE21, and Pool Patrol PA-30. In addition the PoolEye PE 13 is "Not Recommended" due to frequent false alarms. The "Not Acceptable" and "Not Recommended" pool alarm models do not meet the ASTM International standard for pool alarm performance, currently a voluntary standard.
Results of Consumer Reports tests of 28 adult bike …