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Zoeller Pump Recalls Septic Pumps For Shock Hazard


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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Release #07-104

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Zoeller Pump Co., of Louisville, Ky., announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,300 Zoeller Brand Septic Pumps with a 20-foot black cord with a plug due to a defect that constitutes an electrocution hazard.

According to the manufacturer, the plug on the pumps could have a grounding problem that poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers. Zoeller reports that, so far, they haven't had any reports of incidents or injuries associated with these pumps.

The pumpbs have a 20-foot black cord with a plug and date codes 0906 and 1006.

On models 53, 57, 151, 152 and 153 the date code is printed on the nameplate on the top of the pump.

On Model WM48 the date code is printed on the tag near the plug.

"Philippines" is stamped on the plug.

The pumps were sold through Zoeller distributors nationwide from September 2006 through December 2006 for between $125 and $375. The pumps were manufactured in the United States but the cords and plugs were manufactured in the Phillipines. Those pumps that have already been hard wired during installation (where the plug has been removed) are not included in the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using these pumps and contact Zoeller to schedule an inspection,replacement and return of affected pumps.

A listof specific part numbers, model numbers, date codes and UPC codes can be found at www.zoeller.com. .

For additional information, contact Zoeller Pump Co.at (800) 928-7867 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail Zoeller at customercare@zoeller.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.zoeller.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please click here.

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