A.O. Smith and CSA International Announce a Voluntary Recall of Water Pump Motors Due to Fire Hazard

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 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 ¾ 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.

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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.

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’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
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