|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 280-8626
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: Water Pump Motors
Units: About 6,750
Manufacturer: A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., of Tipp City, Ohio
Hazard: The water pumps with the recalled motors are labeled as containing a one-horsepower motor, but actually contain a 3/4-horsepower motor. Under certain conditions, the smaller motor could overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves motors included with lawn sprinkler pumps and jet pumps manufactured by F. E. Myers Co. The recall also includes replacement pump motors that were sold separately.
|Model Number||Product Description|
|QP10||Lawn Sprinkler Pump|
|QP10B||Lawn Sprinkler Pump with Brass Impeller|
|HJ100S||Shallow Well Jet Pump|
|HJ100S-1||Shallow Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller|
|HJ100D||Deep Well Jet Pump|
|HJ100D-LR||Deep Well Jet Pump Less Regulator|
|HJ100D-1||Deep Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller|
|20935A000K||Individually Sold Replacement Motor|
Only pumps manufactured between August 2007 and May 2008 are included in the recall. The pump's model number, manufacturing date code and the name "Myers" can be located on the pump's nameplate and packaging. The pump's motor has "A. O. Smith" and model number "C48D52B86" on the motor's nameplate. The replacement motor's packaging has "Myers" and model number "20935A000K" printed on it. Products with an "OK" sticker on the product or packaging are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Plumbing wholesalers and distributors nationwide to independent contractors and plumbers between August 2007 and May 2008. The water pumps sold for between $500 and $750 depending on the model, and the replacement motor sold for between $300 and $400.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled units immediately and contact A. O. Smith to arrange for a free replacement of any pumps with affected motors or any affected replacement motors.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact A. O. Smith at (800) 280-8626 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.regcen.com/pumprecall
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