Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2007
Release #07-177

Coast Spa Recall Hotline: (877) 534-5255
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire Hazard

 

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: Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors

Units: 8,000

Spa Manufacturer: Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc., of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Motor Manufacturer: The Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin Electric Company Inc., of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The recalled spas have a circulating pump and motor assembly, which can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Coast Spas has received 30 reports of spa fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled spas were manufactured from January 2002 through October 2004. Only spas manufactured during this time frame with either red or yellow pump and motor assemblies are included in this recall. The spa manufacturer's name and date code and the pump and motor assembly can be located in the spa compartment as shown below. Consumers can access this compartment by lifting out the compartment door and setting it aside.

Sold at: Spa dealers nationwide from January 2002 through October 2004 for between $7,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: The spas were manufactured in Canada, and the motors and pump assemblies were manufactured in the U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Coast Spas immediately to arrange for the installation of a free retrofit by a service technician. Until the retrofit is completed, consumers should shut off power to the spa, and in areas subject to below-freezing temperatures, winterize the spa. Winterization procedures can be found in the owner’s manual, or by contacting Coast Spas at the phone number below.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should check the firm's Web site at www.spamotorretrofit.com, or call Coast Spas toll-free at (877) 534-5255 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Motor Assembly

Picture of Recalled Spa - One of many different recalled Coast Spa models

One of many different recalled Coast Spa models