ASCO Solenoid Valves found in VIQUA Accessory Kits for UV Water Treatment Systems recalled due to potential risk of electric shock

Starting date:
October 3, 2019
Posting date:
October 3, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70941

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: ASCO Solenoid Valves found in VIQUA Accessory Kits for UV Water Treatment Systems.
  • Issue: The coils on the affected solenoid valves may have not been properly tested, posing a potential risk of electric shock.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact VIQUA for a replacement coil.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and VIQUA.

Affected products

ASCO Solenoid Valves found in VIQUA Accessory Kits for UV Water Treatment Systems

Product description

This recall involves certain units of ASCO solenoid valves included in accessory kits sold by VIQUA for use in residential UV water treatment systems. The affected products can be identified by coils marked with ASCO part number 400127-xxx and date codes between 1A3 and 5A2 (13th week through 52nd week of 2018) or 0B1 through 0B8 (1st week through the 8th week of 2019). These numbers are located on a green component on the solenoid valve. Additionally, UPC codes can be found on the accessory kits sold by VIQUA and are listed in the table below.

Certain units of the following products are included in the recall:
Description VIQUA Part Number UPC Code
VALVE, SOLENOID 3/4" 110V/50Hz-120V/60Hz SOL-0.75 773058021692
VALVE, SOLENOID 1" 110V/50Hz-120V/60Hz SOL-1.0 773058020114
VALVE, SOLENOID 1""220V/50Hz-240V/60Hz SOL-1.0/2 773058020121

 

Hazard identified

The coils on the affected solenoid valves may have not been properly tested to verify the effectiveness of the electrical insulation system, posing a potential risk of electric shock.

As of September 25, 2019, the company has received no reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 170 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 68 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May 2018 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the USA

Companies

Distributor
VIQUA
Guelph
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
ASCO LP
Aiken
South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact VIQUA for a replacement coil.

For more information, consumers may contact VIQUA at 1-800-265-7246 ext. 335 from 8:00am to 4:30pm EST Monday through Friday, by email or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website .

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.