Shock Hazard Prompts Swimming Pool Motor Recall from Nidec

about 16,000 units are included in the company's recall

Shock Hazard Prompts Swimming Pool Motor Recall from Nidec
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June 8, 2017

Nidec Motor Corp. has announced that it is recalling certain models of pool equipment that poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

The company's recall applies to EcoTech EZ-brand variable speed swimming pool motors with a programmable user interface on the top. The pump control cover can be improperly grounded, which poses the shock hazard. No injuries or incidents have been reported, to date.

About 16,000 units are included in the recall.

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. For a list of the affected model numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swimming pool motors and contact the company to schedule a free repair by a qualified technician to install an external ground lead.

Customers could purchase the impacted item at Leslie's Pool Supply and other retail stores from September 2010 through October 2016 for between $400 and $500.

Individuals with questions can contact Nidec Motor Corp. at (877) 282-0223.