Recall: A. O. Smith Co. Recall of Spas

May 27, 2004
Alert #04-553

CPSC, A. O. Smith Co. Announce Recall of Spas

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Coast Mountain Spas

Units: 25

Spa Manufacturer: Coast Mountain® Spas, of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Pump Motor Manufacturer: A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company, of Tipp City, Ohio

Hazard: The motor in the circulating pump can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: A. O. Smith has received three reports of overheating, resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Coast Mountain® spas have various model names, including Cypress, Seymour, Cowichan, Washington and Robson spas. The model name is located on the top corner of the spa. The recalled units have a capacitor made by Motors Capacitor Inc., which can be identified by a label on the motor that has the words, "Tiny Might." The spas have an acrylic liner with western red cedar siding and seat up to six adults.

Sold at: Coast Mountain dealers sold these spas in Washington, Idaho and Alaska from January 1996 through October 2002 for between $4,000 and $8,000.

Manufactured In: The motor capacitors were made in Taiwan, the motors and pump assemblies were made in the U.S., and the spas were manufactured in Canada.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the spas immediately and contact the Spa Fulfillment Center at (800) 899-6896 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for installation of a free replacement pump capacitor.

picture of recalled spa