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Washington, D.C./May 3rd - Release #07-177

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Acer America Corporation, today announced a voluntary program for the replacement of certain notebook computer lithium-ion batteries containing Sony-made cells. Consumers should only use the notebook computer using AC power until a replacement battery pack is received.

Name of product: Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors .

Units: 8,000

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.

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.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07177.html

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 $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. 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 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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