Pool Pump Motor Recall

October 14, 2011 | Melody Callaway
Tags: Safety

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12008.html

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: Ecotech EZ® Variable Speed pool pump motors

Units: Approximately 2,000

Manufacturer: Nidec Motor Corporation, of St. Louis, Mo. and Emerson Motor Company, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The pump cover is not properly grounded posing an electrical shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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 "EMERSON. CAT.NO.EVSS3" and " MODEL M63PWBLE-121.H.P. 3.0, S.F.1.15" is printed on the plate.

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

Manufactured in: Mexico

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

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



Picture of recalled pool pump motor 



Picture of recalled pool pump motor rating plate

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.