Sump Pump Recall

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. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Zoeller Brand Septic Pumps with a 20-foot 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-foot
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

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

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

Consumer 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

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:

Thanks. I bought a Zoeller (53 or 57) recently but fortunately it does not have a 20 foot cable.

Metal case, no ground, water? What’s the problem?!!!

Other than the recall, damn fine pumps. My old Zoeller pump was 15 years old (they are date stamped) and still working. Being rusty, I decided to replace it with the exact same model. It was such an easy fit.

After seeing this site I also replaced the receptacle feeding the pump with a GFCI.