Revised Recall: Emerson, Ecotech EZ Variable Speed Pool Pump Motors
On 2012-08-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a revised recall regarding Emerson, Ecotech EZ Variable Speed Pool Pump Motors due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $1000. It was originally recalled on 2011-10-11.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Swimming Pool & Hot Tub / Spa category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 278-6920
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What is the problem?
The pump cover is not properly grounded posing an electrical shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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".
NOTE: On August 2, 2012, the CPSC edited this announcement to include additional model numbers.
These items were sold new+ at Pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers nationwide from September 2010 through August 2011 for about $1,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Customers should stop using the recalled pool pumps immediately and call Nidec Motor Corporation to arrange a free repair.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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