|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2007
Coast Spa Recall Hotline: (877) 534-5255
Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire 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: Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors
Spa Manufacturer: Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc., of Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Motor Manufacturer: The Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin Electric Company Inc., of Bluffton, Ind.
Hazard: The recalled spas have a circulating pump and motor assembly, which can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Coast Spas has received 30 reports of spa fires. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled spas were manufactured from January 2002 through October 2004. Only spas manufactured during this time frame with either red or yellow pump and motor assemblies are included in this recall. The spa manufacturer's name and date code and the pump and motor assembly can be located in the spa compartment as shown below. Consumers can access this compartment by lifting out the compartment door and setting it aside.
Sold at: Spa dealers nationwide from January 2002 through October 2004 for between $7,000 and $15,000.
Manufactured in: The spas were manufactured in Canada, and the motors and pump assemblies were manufactured in the U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Coast Spas immediately to arrange for the installation of a free retrofit by a service technician. Until the retrofit is completed, consumers should shut off power to the spa, and in areas subject to below-freezing temperatures, winterize the spa. Winterization procedures can be found in the owner's manual, or by contacting Coast Spas at the phone number below.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should check the firm's Web site at www.spamotorretrofit.com, or call Coast Spas toll-free at (877) 534-5255 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
One of many different recalled Coast Spa models
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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