Units: About 150,000.
Manufacturer: Little Giant Pump Company of 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.
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: (888) 271-1369 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, or log on to www.littlegiant.com/Safety_Recall_Notice.pdf
From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: To find a list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. 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.