ITT Water Technology Recalls Pumps Due to Electric Shock/Electrocution Hazard

Sump pumps installed without ground fault circuit interrupter.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2011
Release #11-086
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 325-4204
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: (847) 460-8620

ITT Water Technology Recalls Pumps Due to Electric Shock/Electrocution 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sump Pumps and Effluent Pumps

Units: About 21,000

Importer: ITT Water Technology, Inc., of Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Hazard: Sump pumps installed without ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection can pose an electric shock or electrocution hazard if touched by the consumer. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE ONE OF THE RECALLED PUMPS AND IT IS PLUGGED IN, DO NOT TOUCH IT, THE WATER AROUND IT OR THE SURROUNDING FLOOR AREA.

For additional information on GFCIs, see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/099.pdf

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves Goulds, Red Jacket and Bell & Gossett Pumps used in residential applications to pump wastewater and sewage. The pumps are sky blue or red and display the brand names Goulds, Red Jacket or Bell & Gossett. These pumps were installed in new construction or as replacement pumps between December 2009 and July 2010. The models are:

Goulds ST, PE, PS, PV, GWP, SDSST
Red Jacket RSC, REP, RWW, RVW, RWP, RSDSST
Bell & Gossett SC, 1EC, 2WC and 2VW, MWP and MSDS

Sold through: Goulds, Red Jacket and Bell & Gossett distributors nationwide from December 2009 to July 2010 for between $280 to $700.

Manufactured in: The pump is manufactured in the United States and the accompanying cord was manufactured in China.

Remedy: If you have purchased a sump pump between December 2009 and July 2010 and it is sky blue or red, you may have a recalled pump. DO NOT TOUCH THE PUMP, THE WATER AROUND THE PUMP OR THE FLOOR SURROUNDING THE PUMP. To verify if your pump is one affected by this recall, immediately contact ITT Water Technology on the toll-free number below. If your pump is affected, a technician will be sent to your home to replace or repair the pump.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact ITT Water Technology toll-free at (866) 325-4204, or visit the firm's website at www.goulds.com, or www.redjacketwaterproducts.com or www.bellgossett.com

Picture of recalled Goulds pumpPicture of recalled Bell & Gossett pump