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Little Giant Recall Hotline: (888) 271-1369 

October 13, 2004


Release # 05-011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Evaporative Cooler Pumps

Units: About 150,000

Manufacturer: Little Giant Pump Company, Oklahoma City, OK

Hazard: The motor caps on the cooler pumps are not made with flame- retardant material and an internal electrical failure can ignite the cap, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of pump fires with two incidents involving property damage.

Description: The recalled pumps circulate water in evaporative coolers which cool the air in a room or building through the evaporation of water. The recalled units have a light blue motor cap and include the following model and item numbers, which can be found on a label on the motor cap:

Model # Item #
CP1 - 115 540005
CP1 - 230 540015
CP2 - 115 541005
CP2 - 230 541015
CP3 - 115 542005
CP3 - 230 542015

Units with beige motor caps are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Industrial/HVAC distributors and hardware stores sold the pumps from February 2003 through August 2004 for between $35 and $85.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the pump immediately and contact Little Giant to receive a replacement cap and instructions free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Contact the company toll-free at (888) 271-1369 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Picture of Recalled Cooler Pumps

Picture of Recalled Cooler Pumps