Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems
Recalled by Franklin Electric Due to Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems
Units: About 38,000
Manufacturer: Franklin Electric Co., of Bluffton, Ind.
Hazard: The product label can lose adhesion, exposing the circuitry. This could pose a shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1½ HP Model No. 5800020600 with 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.
Sold at: Dealers nationwide from June 2006 through November 2009 for about $275.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should not touch areas of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact their dealer for free replacement of the cover.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franklin Electric toll-free at
(866) 841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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