Friday, February 19, 2010

Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems Recalled by Franklin Electric Due to Shock Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems

Units: About 38,000

Manufacturer: Franklin Electric Co., of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The product label can lose adhesion, exposing the circuitry. This could pose a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1 1/2 HP with model number 5800020600 and date codes of 06F45 through 09L45. The model number and date code can be found on the nameplate label located on the right-hand side of the enclosure.

Sold at: Dealers nationwide from June 2006 through November 2009 for about $245.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should not touch areas of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact their dealer for a free replacement cover.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franklin Electric toll-free at (866) 841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily or visit the firm's Web site at www.franklin-electric.com

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