|May 27, 2004
CPSC, A. O. Smith Co. Announce Recall of Spas
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Coast Mountain Spas
Spa Manufacturer: Coast Mountain® Spas, of Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Pump Motor Manufacturer: A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company, of Tipp City, Ohio
Hazard: The motor in the circulating pump can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: A. O. Smith has received three reports of overheating, resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Coast Mountain® spas have various model names, including Cypress, Seymour, Cowichan, Washington and Robson spas. The model name is located on the top corner of the spa. The recalled units have a capacitor made by Motors Capacitor Inc., which can be identified by a label on the motor that has the words, "Tiny Might." The spas have an acrylic liner with western red cedar siding and seat up to six adults.
Sold at: Coast Mountain dealers sold these spas in Washington, Idaho and Alaska from January 1996 through October 2002 for between $4,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured In: The motor capacitors were made in Taiwan, the motors and pump assemblies were made in the U.S., and the spas were manufactured in Canada.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the spas immediately and contact the Spa Fulfillment Center at (800) 899-6896 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for installation of a free replacement pump capacitor.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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