• Product Recalls

    A. O. Smith Recalls Exhaust Fan Electric Motors Due to Fire Hazard

    A. O. Smith Recalls Exhaust Fan Electric Motors Due to Fire Hazard

    Press Release - NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 10, 2008Release #08-161 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 567-3878CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908A.O. Smith Recalls Exhaust Fan Electric Motors Due to Fire HazardWASHINGTON, 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. Name of Product: Whole-house Exhaust Fan Electric Motors Units: About 6,300 Manufacturer: A.O. Smith Electrical Products Co., of Tipp City, Ohio Hazard: The fan’s electric motor can be miswired and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled electric motor is part of a residential whole-house exhaust fan that is typically mounted on the floor of an attic. The shutters of the fan are visible on the ceiling of the floor beneath the attic and must be opened and closed by the consumer. The motors were included with exhaust fans manufactured and distributed by Air Vent Inc. and Triangle Engineering of Arkansas Inc. "A.O. Smith," the model number, and the service date code are printed on the rating plate of the motor. The recall includes model numbers S56A30A54 and S56A30A97, and service date codes 032076M – 334076M, 03207JY – 33407JY, and YB07 – YL07. Units that have a sticker indicating that the unit has been rewired are not subject to this recall. Sold at: The recalled motors, included with the exhaust fans, were sold at home improvement stores nationwide or by professional installers or builders from February 2007 through November 2007 for about $3,000. Manufactured in: Mexico Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled unit immediately and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free inspection and repair of the motor. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact A.O. Smith toll-free at (866) 567-3878 between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Website registration for this program is currently closed. Please call thehot line listed above. 

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

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

    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 24, 2010Release #08-309 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 280-8626CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908A. O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors Due to Fire HazardWASHINGTON, 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 6,750Manufacturer: 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.