A.O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors Due To Fire Hazard
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.
No 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.
The 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.
Only 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.
Consumers 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.
For further 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.
To see this recall on CPSC's Web site, including pictures of the recalled product, visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08309.html.