Swimming pools are beautiful places to relax, have fun or swim a few laps. However,…
Swimming pools are beautiful places to relax, have fun or swim a few laps. However, they can be places of danger.
They are especially dangerous when electrical systems are faulty. Swimming pools typically have pumps running, as well as underwater lighting. Faults in these systems can pose a severe electrical shock hazard.
Such is the case with around 16,000 motors sold in the U.S. and Canada recently, according to a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These hazardous motors were made by Nidec. They are being recalled because the pump control cover can be improperly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
This recall involves variable speed swimming pool 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swimming pool motors and contact Nidec Motor Corp. (NMC) to schedule a free repair by a qualified technician to install an external ground lead.
If you have one of these motors, 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.