January 25, 2007
Flojet Recalls VAC Pumps Sold With LeBleu 50-Gallon Bottled Water System for Shock Hazard
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should ensure no physical contact with the pump until the field inspection has been completed and any defective pump replaced.
Name of Product: Flojet duplex II 115 VAC Pump, a component of the LeBleu Automatic 50 Gallon Bottled Water System
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Flojet Division of ITT Corp., of Santa Ana, Calif.
Hazard: A manufacturing defect can cause consumers to receive an electric shock when the metal housing is touched.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves Duplex II 115 VAC Pumps sold as a component of the LeBleu Automatic 50 Gallon Bottled Water System. Model numbers included in this recall are D08X000A and D08X000B. A silver Flojet label that includes the model number is affixed to the front of the pump. The pumps are installed exclusively in 50 gallon bottled water that were sold, installed and maintained by LeBleu Corp. or its licensees.
Sold through: LeBlue Corporation directly and through its licensees from June 2004 to November 2006.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: A representative of the LeBleu Corp. or a trained licensee will inspect all installed pumps to determine if the defect is present, and, if so, the pump will be replaced. All products installed in new home construction, which have not yet been started up will be removed and replaced.
Consumer Contact: If additional information is needed, please call Diane Forsdic collect at (714) 628-8113 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.flojet.com
Firm's Media Contact: Glenn Leibowitz at (714) 628-8223.
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