Recall issued for Elkay water coolers, bottle filling stations due to potential shock hazard

CPSC advises unplugging units, contacting company for repairs

Posted January 29, 2018

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for Elkay and Halsey Taylor water coolers and bottle filling stations. Internal screws that secure the grounding wire can break and allow the grounding wire to loosen, posing a shock hazard.

The recall affects approximately 31,500 units installed in public facilities such as schools and universities, office buildings, and airports. The brand name is identified on the front of the units with a nameplate or embossing and the affected serial numbers begin with 1704, 1705, or 1706. These units were distributed from May 2017 through June 2017.

The firm has received more than 350 reports of broken screws being found in units before repairs, but no injuries have been reported. CSPC says to immediately stop using the recalled water coolers and bottle filling stations, unplug the units, and contact Elkay for a free repair.

For more information on where to identify the model numbers and serial numbers on the units, go to

KellerOnline®The KellerOnline® safety management tool is used by 19,000+ safety pros to help reduce accident rates and lower workers' comp costs.


J. J. Keller's FREE Workplace SafetyClicks™ email newsletter brings quick-read workplace safety and compliance news right to your email box.

Sign up to receive Workplace SafetyClicks™.