Swimming pool users are at risk of electrocution from swimming pool motors sold between September 2010 and October 2016. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of an estimated 16,000 motors over risks that they could shock pool users.
Recalled Pool Motors
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The pump control covers on variable speed pool motors manufactured by Nidec Motor Corporation may not be grounded correctly creating a heightened risk of electrocution.
Recalled Pool Motors:
- Emerson pool motors
- EcoTech EZ pool motors
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Motors Recalled from Retailers and Wholesalers
Consumers may have purchased their motor at one of the following retailers or wholesalers:
- Leslie’s Pool Supplies
- Pool Corp. (wholesale supply)
- United Aqua Group
- Pool Builders Supply
- Pool & Electrical Products
Do Not Use Recalled Pool Pump Motors
According to the manufacturer, any consumer who has an EcoTech EZ or Emerson variable speed pool motor with the listed model numbers must stop using the motor immediately. You can tell if your motor is involved in the recall by locating the plate with the model number on the side of the pool pump. The recalled motors also have a programmable user interface on top. Users should contact Nidec Motor Corp to schedule a pump repair to have the external ground wire installed.
Victim of Pool Shock? Contact Us Today
If anyone you know has been shocked by a defective pool pump motor, we want to hear from you. We are investigating claims across the country and want to hear from anyone who was shocked by a recalled EcoTech EZ or Emerson pool pump motor. Contact us today to learn more about the recalled pump and whether you are eligible to seek compensation.