WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Evaporative Cooler Pumps
Units: About 150,000
Manufacturer: Little Giant Pump Company, Oklahoma City, OK
Hazard: The motor caps on the cooler pumps are not made with flame- retardant material and an internal electrical failure can ignite the cap, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of pump fires with two incidents involving property damage.
Description: The recalled pumps circulate water in evaporative coolers which cool the air in a room or building through the evaporation of water. The recalled units have a light blue motor cap and include the following model and item numbers, which can be found on a label on the motor cap:
Model # Item #
CP1 â€“ 115 540005
CP1 â€“ 230 540015
CP2 â€“ 115 541005
CP2 â€“ 230 541015
CP3 â€“ 115 542005
CP3 â€“ 230 542015
Units with beige motor caps are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Industrial/HVAC distributors and hardware stores sold the pumps from February 2003 through August 2004 for between $35 and $85.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the pump immediately and contact Little Giant to receive a replacement cap and instructions free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Contact the company toll-free at (888) 271-1369 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CT on Saturday or log on to the companyâ€™s Web site at www.littlegiant.com/Safety_Recall_Notice.pdf