The water pumps are labeled as containing a 1-horsepower motor, but actually contain a 3/4-horsepower motor. Under certain conditions, the smaller motor could overheat.
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in cooperation with A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., announced
a voluntary recall of the company’s water pump motors.
injuries or incidents have been reported, but the water pumps with the recalled
motors are labeled as containing a 1-horsepower motor, but actually contain a
3/4-horsepower motor. Under certain conditions, the smaller motor could
overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
recall involves motors included with lawn sprinkler pumps and jet pumps
manufactured by F.E. Myers Co. The recall also includes replacement pump motors
that were sold separately.
pumps manufactured between August 2007 and May 2008 are included in the recall.
The pump's model number, manufacturing date code and the name "Myers"
can be located on the pump's nameplate and packaging. The pump's motor has
"A.O. Smith" and model number "C48D52B86" on the motor's
nameplate. The replacement motor's packaging has "Myers" and model
number "20935A000K" printed on it. Products with an "OK"
sticker on the product or packaging are not included in the recall.
should stop using the recalled units immediately and contact A.O. Smith to
arrange for a free replacement of any pumps with affected motors or any
affected replacement motors.
information, contact A.O. Smith at 800/280-8626 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit www.regcen.com/pumprecall.
this recall on CPSC's Web site, including pictures of the recalled product, visit:
A.O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors Due To Fire Hazard
June 25, 2008