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2006 Recall

2006 Press Release: News from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20207

For Immediate Release

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 928-7867

February 14, 2007

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Release #07-104

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Zoeller Pump Co. Recalls Septic Pumps Due to 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at

Name of Product:Zoeller Brand Septic Pumps with a 20' (6 m) black cord with a plug.
Units: About 2,300

Manufacturer: Zoeller Pump Co., of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: The plug on the pumps could have a grounding problem that could pose an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description:The recalled Zoeller brand septic pumps have a 20' (6 m) black cord with a plug. The pumps have date codes 0906 and 1006. On models 53, 57, 151, 152 and 153 the date code is printed on the nameplate on the top of the pump. On Model WM48 the date code is printed on the tag near the plug. "Philippines" is stamped on the plug. A list of specific part numbers, model numbers, date codes and UPC codes can be found at Pumps that have already been hard wired during installation (where the plug has been removed) are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Zoeller distributors nationwide from September 2006 through December 2006 for between $125 and $375.

Manufactured in: Philippines (Cord with plug), United States (Septic Pumps)

Remedy: Consumers should contact Zoeller to schedule an inspection, replacement and return of affected pumps.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Zoeller Pump Co. at (800) 928-7867 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail Zoeller at, or visit the firm’s Web site at
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at

To find out more about this recall and which pumps are involved, please click on the following links:

Recall Form
Frequently Asked Questions

For Zoeller contact information: Contact Zoeller Company