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Star Water Systems recalls sump pumps

The sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire

Photo source: CPSC
Star Water Systems of Kendallville, Ind., is recalling 33,000 sump pumps sold under Utilitech, Do It and Star Water Systems brands.

The sump pumps can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

The firm has received six reports of the recalled sump pumps smoking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves pedestal sump pumps that are used in residential de-watering and 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



1017 - 0219


Do It


0214 - 0219


Star Water Systems


0715 - 0219 


The sump pumps, manufactured in China, 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 from June 2014, through December 2019, for about $100.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Star Water Systems at (800) -742-5044 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET ) Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information.

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