Recall: Swimming Pool Motors
On 2017-06-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Swimming Pool Motors due to a potential Electrocution hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2016 for about $400 to $500.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Nidec Motor Corp., of St. Louis, Mo. motor recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Other / Misc. Yard Maintenance category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The pump control cover can be improperly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves variable speed swimming pool motors with a programmable user interface on the top. "Emerson" or "EcoTech EZ" is printed on top of the control box and the model number is printed on the rating plate located on the side of the pump. The model numbers included in this recall are listed below.
These items were sold new+ at Leslie's Pool Supply and other retail stores, wholesale pool suppliers including Pool Builders Supply, Pool Corp., Pool & Electrical Products, and United Aqua Group from September 2010 through October 2016 for between $400 and $500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swimming pool motors and contact Nidec Motor Corp. (NMC) to schedule a free repair by a qualified technician to install an external ground lead.
NMC toll-free at 877-282-0223 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or online at www.nidec-motor.com and click on "RECALL" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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