Nidec Motor Corp., of St. Louis, Missouri, has recalled about 16,000 swimming pool motors. 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. The model numbers included in this recall are listed below:
The motors were sold at Leslie’s Pool Supply and other retail stores, wholesale pool suppliers including Pool Builders Supply, Pool Corp., Pool & Electrical Products, and United Aqua Group from September 2010 through October 2016 for between $400 and $500. 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. 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. Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Nidec-Motor-Recalls-Swimming-Pool-Motors
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