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


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CPSC Alert #08-309

A.O. Smith Corporation in cooperation with the CPSC has voluntarily recalled the following product. Inspectors finding this product should inform their clients that the product has been recalled, inform the homeowner and advise the homeowner to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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 3/4-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# QP10 - Lawn Sprinkler Pump

Model# QP10B - Lawn Sprinkler Pump with Brass Impeller

Model# HJ100S - Shallow Well Jet Pump

Model# HJ100S-1 - Shallow Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller

Model# HJ100D - Deep Well Jet Pump

Model# HJ100D - LR Deep Well Jet Pump Less Regulator

Model# HJ100D -1 Deep Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller

Model# 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 “Myersâ€

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