Recall: Nidec Motor Corporation Recalls Pool Pump Motors Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

October 11, 2011
Release #12-008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 278-6920
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nidec Motor Corporation Recalls Pool Pump Motors Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ecotech EZ® Variable Speed pool pump motors

Units: Approximately 2,000

Manufacturer: Nidec Motor Corporation, of St. Louis, Mo. and Emerson Motor Company, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The pump cover is not properly grounded posing an electrical shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled motors are variable speed swimming pool pump motors with a 6.5 inch diameter steel frame painted black with a square or C-flange mounting. The rating plate is on the side of the pump and "EMERSON. CAT.NO.EVSS3" and " MODEL M63PWBLE-121.H.P. 3.0, S.F.1.15" is printed on the plate.

Sold at: Pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers nationwide from September 2010 through August 2011 for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Customers should stop using the recalled pool pumps immediately and call Nidec Motor Corporation to arrange a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nidec Motor Corporation toll-free at (866) 278-6920 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

Picture of recalled pool pump motor

Picture of recalled pool pump motor rating plate