CPSC And Monarch Announce Recall Of Well Pumps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Media Relations

May 2, 1995

(301) 504-7908

Release # 95-114

 

CPSC And Monarch Announce Recall Of Well Pumps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Monarch Industries Inc. of Bloomington, Minn., is recalling approximately 250 Monarch and Red Lion well pumps. Due to an improper connection between the pressure switch and the motor, the unit is not grounded. As a result, the well pumps pose a severe hazard that could result in electric shock or, in extreme cases, electrocution.

The well pumps, which cost less than $500.00, were sold to the following companies between December 1993 and April 1994: Mills Fleet Farm in Minnesota and Wisconsin; D & B Supply in Idaho, Saginaw Plumbing and Heating in Saginaw, Michigan; and Weber Industries in St. louis, Missouri. Consumers can identify whether their shallow or deep well pump is part of this recall by looking for the serial numbers and model numbers shown below on the nameplate on the pump casing:

Serial Numbers:
5093 5193 5293 0194 0294 0394 0494 0594
0694 0794 0894 0994 1094 1194 1294 1394

Model Numbers:

JKC-1

JKS-1

RLC-1

JKC-20

JKS-20

RLC-2

JKC-S2

JKS-30

RLC-2/RLI14H

JKC-S2/JR44HS

JKS-40

RLC-2MM

JKC-S3

JKS-S2

RLC-3

JKC-S4

JKS-S3

RLCI-RL4H

JKC1/JR-15S

JKS-S4

RLC2/RL4H

JKCS2/JR-15S

JKS1/JR15S

RLS-2

JKSS2/JR-15S

 

 



Consumers who own one of the recalled pumps should not touch or attempt to remove the pump. If feasible, consumers should immediately turn off the power to the pump and call Monarch Industries at (800) 667-1457 to arrange for a serviceman to repair, replace, or refund the affected well pump free of charge.

Neither CPSC nor Monarch is aware of any injuries involving this product. This recall is being conducted to prevent injuries and death. The company has already recovered approximately 1,150 units.