The sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Star Water Systems at 800-742-5044 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://www.starwatersystems.com/en-na/ and click on “Recall Information” for more information.
This recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering. The sump pumps are sold under three brand names: Utilitech, Do It and Star Water Systems. The model and manufacture date codes are printed on the nameplate on the sump pump. Only the following model numbers, date codes and UPC codes of the pumps are included in the recall:
|Brand Name||Model #||Manufacturing Date Codes||UPC Codes|
|Utilitech||#148009||1017 - 0219||054757098483|
|Do It||#433063||0214 - 0219||009326405087|
|Star Water Systems||#3CEH||0715 - 0219||054757000721|
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled sump pumps and contact Star Water Systems for instructions to disable their pump and to obtain a full refund.
The firm has received six reports of the recalled sump pumps smoking. No injuries have been reported.
Star Water Systems, of Kendallville, Ind.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.