AutoPilot is recalling several of its salt chlorine
generator models because they may pose a risk of fire.
The exterior cover for the wall-mounted power supply is
not fire-resistant and has caused a couple of incidents,
said Kim Guerra, marketing coordinator at Team Horner,
which is the umbrella company for AutoPilot. No injuries
have been reported.
At least 36,000 of the affected salt chlorine generators
were sold between June 1, 2001, and June 1, 2005, the years
that the recalled models were made.
In a salt chlorine generator, chlorine is created when
ions in salt are passed over coated blades and charged with
a low voltage dose of electricity.
The models covered by the manufacturer?s recall
include the ST-36, ST-48, ST-60, ST-220, DIG-36, DIG-48,
DIG-60 and DIG-220.
Operators using any of these models should call
AutoPilot at 866.773.3266, or visit its Web site at
AutoPilot will replace the nonflame resistant housing
with self-extinguishing covers free of charge.