• A. O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors Due to Fire Hazard

    June 24, 2010Water Pump Recall

    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
    June 24, 2010
    Release #08-309
    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 280-8626
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    A. O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

    Name of product: Water Pump Motors

    Units: About 6,750

    Manufacturer: A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., of Tipp City, Ohio

    Hazard: The water pumps with the recalled motors are labeled as containing a one-horsepower motor, but actually contain a ¾-horsepower motor. Under certain conditions, the smaller motor could overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: 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.

    Model Number - Product Description

    QP10 - Lawn Sprinkler Pump

    QP10B - Lawn Sprinkler Pump with Brass Impeller

    HJ100S - Shallow Well Jet Pump

    HJ100S-1 - Shallow Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller

    HJ100D - Deep Well Jet Pump

    HJ100D-LR - Deep Well Jet Pump Less Regulator

    HJ100D-1 - Deep Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller

    20935A000K - Individually Sold Replacement Motor

    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.

    Sold at: Plumbing wholesalers and distributors nationwide to independent contractors and plumbers between August 2007 and May 2008. The water pumps sold for between $500 and $750 depending on the model, and the replacement motor sold for between $300 and $400.

    Manufactured in: Mexico

    Remedy: 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.

    Consumer Contact: 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/pumprecal

    Water Pumps Replacement Motor
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

    To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.