Nidec Motor Corporation recalls Swimming Pool Motors

Starting date:
June 7, 2017
Posting date:
June 7, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63456

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Nidec Motor Corporation

Affected products

Swimming Pool Motors

Product description

This recall involves variable speed swimming pool motors with a programmable user interface on the top. "Emerson" or "EcoTech EZ" is printed on top of the control box and the model number is printed on the rating plate located on the side of the pump.

The following model numbers are included in this recall:
Model Number
M063BLE0121014J
M063BLM0128014J
M063BMD0142014J
M063BME0143014J
M063BMF0144014J
M063BMG0145014J

 

Hazard identified

The pump control cover may not be properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.

As of May 30, 2017, Nidec Motor Corporation has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these affected products. In the United States, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 22 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.  Approximately 16,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled pool motors were sold from 2010 to October 2016 in both Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.

Companies

Manufacturer
Nidec Motor Corporation
St. Louis
Missouri
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swimming pool motors and contact Nidec Motor Corporation to schedule a free repair by a qualified technician to install an external ground lead.

For more information, consumers may contact Nidec Motor Corporation by telephone toll-free at 1-877-282-0223 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or through the company's website and click on "RECALL" for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website .


Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.