Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems Recalled by Franklin Electric Due to Shock Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2010
Release # 10-145
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 841-6039
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems Recalled by Franklin Electric Due to Shock 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: Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems

Units: About 38,000

Manufacturer: Franklin Electric Co., of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The product label can lose adhesion, exposing the circuitry. This could pose a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1 1/2 HP with model number 5800020600 and date codes of 06F45 through 09L45. The model number and date code can be found on the nameplate label located on the right-hand side of the enclosure.

Sold at: Dealers nationwide from June 2006 through November 2009 for about $245.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should not touch areas of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact their dealer for a free replacement cover.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franklin Electric toll-free at (866) 841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily or visit the firm’s Web site at www.franklin-electric.com

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