A hot tub has been recalled over a malfunction that could electrify the water.

The four to six person inflatable hot tub, sold by Go Plus, has been recalled as it poses a 'serious risk' of electric shock.

According to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the heating element construction may fail during use.

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Urgent warning as hot tubs recalled over malfunction that could electrify water

This allows the live connection to energise the water when it comes into contact through the insulation.

If a circuit is then made between the water and earth, such as the wet ground or a metal object, there's a risk of electric shock.

The product also has no earth connection in the heater and does not meet the Electrical Equipment Regulations 2016 requirements.

The hot tub is usually sold on Amazon, but the listing has now been removed.

The risk description on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute states: "This product poses a serious risk of electric shock as the heater element construction may fail during use and can allow the live connection to energise the water due to the ingress through the insulation.

"If a circuit is made between the energised water and earth (wet ground or metal object in contact with earth) there is a risk of electric shock.

"There is also no protective earth in the appliance and no earth connection to the heater element component. The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016."