Pumptec electric motor controller recall

Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems recalled

On November 24, 2010 Health Canada recalled the Pumptec Electronic Motor Controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1 1/2 HP with model number 5800020600 and date codes of 06F45 through 09L45. The model number and date code can be found on the nameplate label located on the right-hand side of the enclosure.

What is the danger?

Health Canada advises that in certain applications, the product label may lose adhesion and curl up at the edges, exposing certain circuitry which could be hazardous to consumers.

At time of the recall neither Franklin Electric Co. nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

What do I do?

You should not touch any openings of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact your dealer for a free replacement cover.

For more information, you may contact Franklin Electric at 1-866-841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

An estimated 4,977 of the recalled products were sold at various retailers across Canada from June 2006 to November 2009.

The controller was manufactured in the United States by Franklin Electric Co., of Bluffton, Indiana.