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PRODUCT RECALL – Franklin Electric recalls motor controllers for submersible pump systems

November 9, 2010 | By Craig Pearson

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Franklin Electric has announced a voluntary recall of Pumptec electric motor controllers for submersible pump systems, of which 4217 were sold in Canada. Consumers should stop using this product immediately.

In certain applications, the product label may lose adhesion; this, in turn, might expose certain circuitry, which could be hazardous to consumers. 13 units with labels that were curling up at the edges have been returned to Franklin Electric Co. Inc. The company has received no reports of any injuries or safety problems associated with this condition to date.

The recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115V/230V submersible motors rated 1/3 hp to 1.5 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.

Consumers should not touch any openings of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact their dealer for a free replacement cover. Contact Franklin Electric at (866) 841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) or CLICK HERE to visit them online.


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