Safety Alert Number 0705045

Coast Spas and Franklin Electric Co. Recall Coast Spas Due to Fire Hazard

Release #07-177
Coast Spa Recall Hotline: (877) 534-5255
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: Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors
Units: 8,000
Spa Manufacturer: Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc. , of Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Motor Manufacturer: The Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin Electric Company Inc. , of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The recalled spas have a circulating pump and motor assembly, which can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Coast Spas has received 30 reports of spa fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled spas were manufactured from January 2002 through October 2004. Only spas manufactured during this time frame with either red or yellow pump and motor assemblies are included in this recall. The spa manufacturer's name and date code and the pump and motor assembly can be located in the spa compartment as shown below. Consumers can access this compartment by lifting out the compartment door and setting it aside.

Sold at: Spa dealers nationwide from January 2002 through October 2004 for between $7,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: The spas were manufactured in Canada, and the motors and pump assemblies were manufactured in the U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Coast Spas immediately to arrange for the installation of a free retrofit by a service technician.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should check the firm's Web site at:

http://www.spamotorretrofit.com

or call Coast Spas toll-free at (877) 534-5255 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07177.html