A.O. Smith and CSA International announce a voluntary recall of water pump motors due to fire hazard

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, A.O.
Smith Electrical Products of Tipp City, OH, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 7,005 motors included with lawn sprinkler pumps and jet pumps
manufactured by F.E. Myers Co. between August 2007 and May 2008. The affected
lawn sprinkler pumps and jet pumps were sold in Canada and the United States.
Replacement pump motors were also sold separately. The water pumps containing
the affected motors were sold for between $500 and $750 (USD) depending on the
model, and the replacement motors were sold for between $300 and $400. 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.
    There have been no reports of incidents or injuries.
    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.

    Water Pump Model Number                    Product
           QP10                 Lawn Sprinkler Pump
           QP10B                Lawn Sprinkler Pump with Brass Impeller
           HJ100S               Shallow Well Jet Pump
           HJ100S-K             Shallow Well Jet Pump (Canada distribution)
           HJ100S-1             Shallow Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller
           HJ100D               Deep Well Jet Pump
           HJ100D-K             Deep Well Jet Pump (Canada distribution)
           HJ100D-LR            Deep Well Jet Pump Less Regulator
           HJ100D-1             Deep Well Jet Pump with Brass Impeller
           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
"Myers" can be located on the pump's nameplate and packaging. The pump's motor
has "A.O. Smith" and model number "C48D52B86" on the motor's nameplate. The
replacement motor's packaging has "Myers" and model number "20935A000K"
printed on it. Products with an "OK" sticker on the product or packaging are
not included in the recall.
    Consumers should stop using the recalled units immediately and contact
A.O. Smith to arrange for a free replacement of any pumps with affected motors
or any affected replacement motors.
    For further information, contact A.O. Smith at (800) 280-8626 between
8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA
International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a
leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards
development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX,
a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services
for retailers and manufacturers. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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