|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 1995
Release # 95-114
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Monarch Announce Recall of Well
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Monarch Industries Inc. of Bloomington, Minn.,
is recalling approximately 250 Monarch and Red Lion well pumps. Due to an improper
connection between the pressure switch and the motor, the unit is not grounded. As a
result, the well pumps pose a severe hazard that could result in electric shock or, in
extreme cases, electrocution.
The well pumps, which cost less than $500.00, were sold to the following companies between
December 1993 and April 1994: Mills Fleet Farm in Minnesota and Wisconsin; D & B
Supply in Idaho, Saginaw Plumbing and Heating in Saginaw, Michigan; and Weber Industries
in St. louis, Missouri. Consumers can identify whether their shallow or deep well pump is
part of this recall by looking for the serial numbers and model numbers shown below on the
nameplate on the pump casing:
5093 5193 5293 0194 0294 0394 0494 0594
0694 0794 0894 0994 1094 1194 1294 1394
Consumers who own one of the recalled pumps should
not touch or attempt to remove the pump. If feasible, consumers should immediately turn
off the power to the pump and call Monarch Industries at (800) 667-1457 to arrange for a
serviceman to repair, replace, or refund the affected well pump free of charge.
Neither CPSC nor Monarch is aware of any injuries involving this product. This recall is
being conducted to prevent injuries and death. The company has already recovered
approximately 1,150 units.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.