Nidec Motor, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, recently announced a recall of certain swimming pool motors sold between 2010 and 2016.
The pump control cover can be improperly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
This recall involves variable-speed motors with a programmable user interface on the top. “Emerson” or “EcoTech EZ” is printed on top of the control box, and the model number is printed on the rating plate located on the side of the pump. The recall applies to the following model numbers:
The motors were sold at pool and spa retailers from September 2010 through October 2016. According to officials, 16,000 faulty units were available in the U.S. market, with an additional 22 units sold in Canada.
No injuries or incidents have been reported, and consumers who have purchased the recalled motors are instructed to stop using the devices and immediately contact Nidec Motor Corp. to schedule a free repair by a qualified technician to install an external ground lead.
Retailers can contact NMC toll-free at 877-282-0223 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or online at www.nidec-motor.com and click on “RECALL” for more information.