Safety Alert Number 0702023

Zoeller Pump Co. Recalls Septic Pumps Due to Shock Hazard

Release #07-104
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 928-7867
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Zoeller Brand Septic Pumps with a 20-foot black cord with a plug. Units: About 2,300
Manufacturer: Zoeller Pump Co. , of Louisville, Ky. Manufactured in: Philippines (Cord with plug), United States (Septic Pumps)

Hazard: The plug on the pumps could have a grounding problem that could pose an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Zoeller brand septic pumps have a 20-foot black cord with a plug. The pumps have date codes 0906 and 1006. On models 53, 57, 151, 152 and 153 the date code is printed on the nameplate on the top of the pump. On Model WM48 the date code is printed on the tag near the plug. "Philippines" is stamped on the plug. A list of specific part numbers, model numbers, date codes and UPC codes can be found at http://www.zoeller.com. Pumps that have already been hard wired during installation (where the plug has been removed) are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Zoeller distributors nationwide from September 2006 through December 2006 for between $125 and $375.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Zoeller to schedule an inspection, replacement and return of affected pumps.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zoeller Pump Co. at (800) 928-7867 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail Zoeller at customercare@zoeller.com, or visit the firm's Web site at  http://www.zoeller.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07104.html