Star Water Systems is recalling about 33,000 sump pumps sold under Utilitech, Do It and Star Water Systems brands due to a fire hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
This recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering. The sump pumps are sold under three brand names: Utilitech, Do It and Star Water Systems. The model and manufacture date codes are printed on the nameplate on the sump pump. Only the following model numbers, date codes and UPC codes of the pumps are included in the recall:
|Brand Name||Model #||Manufacturing Date Codes||UPC Codes|
|Utilitech||#148009||1017 – 0219||054757098483|
|Do It||#433063||0214 – 0219||009326405087|
|Star Water Systems||#3CEH||0715 – 0219||054757000721|
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled sump pumps and contact Star Water Systems for instructions to disable their pump and to obtain a full refund.
The firm has received six reports of the recalled sump pumps smoking but no injuries have been reported.
The items were sold at Lowe’s, Do It Best, Orscheln Farm & Home, HEP Sales, Carter Lumber, Theisen’s, Falder’s, Big R, Holmes Lumber, Schlemmer Hardware, Elnes Marketing, JFW Sales & Marketing, and MK Enterprises and online at Amazon.com from June 2014 through December 2019 for about $100.
Consumers can contact Star Water Systems at 1-800-742-5044 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at starwatersystems.com/en-na/ and click on “Recall Information” for more information.