Note: This release has been modified with additional model numbers in the "Description" paragraph.

Nidec Motor Corporation Recalls Pool Pump Motors Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release #12-008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 278-6920

 

 

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 "MODEL M63PWBLE-121" or "MODEL M63PWBLM-128" or "MODEL M63PWBLR-131" or "M63PWBLS-132" is printed on the plate, between "EMERSON. CAT.NO.EVSS3" and "HP 3.0, S.F.1.15".

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