Note: This release has been modified with additional model numbers in the "Description" paragraph.

Name of product:
Ecotech EZ® Variable Speed pool pump motors
Hazard:
The pump cover is not properly grounded posing an electrical shock hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
October 11, 2011
Recall number:
12-008
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

Recall Details

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".

 
Remedy:

Customers should stop using the recalled pool pumps immediately and call Nidec Motor Corporation to arrange a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Units:
Approximately 2,000
Sold At:

Pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers nationwide from September 2010 through August 2011 for about $1,000.

Manufacturer(s):
Nidec Motor Corporation, of St. Louis, Mo. and Emerson Motor Company, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Manufactured In:
Mexico