|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued October 11, 2011
Revised August 2, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 278-6920
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: This release has been modified with additional model numbers in the "Description" paragraph.
Nidec Motor Corporation Recalls Pool Pump Motors Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ecotech EZ® Variable Speed pool pump motors
Units: Approximately 2,000
Manufacturer: Nidec Motor Corporation, of St. Louis, Mo. and Emerson Motor Company, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The pump cover is not properly grounded posing an electrical shock hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled motors are variable speed swimming pool pump motors with a 6.5 inch diameter steel frame painted black with a square or C-flange mounting. The rating plate is on the side of the pump and "MODEL M63PWBLE-121" or "MODEL M63PWBLM-128" or "MODEL M63PWBLR-131" or "M63PWBLS-132" is printed on the plate, between "EMERSON. CAT.NO.EVSS3" and "HP 3.0, S.F.1.15".
Sold at: Pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers nationwide from September 2010 through August 2011 for about $1,000.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Customers should stop using the recalled pool pumps immediately and call Nidec Motor Corporation to arrange a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nidec Motor Corporation toll-free at (866) 278-6920 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.nidec-motor.com
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
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