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Water Pumps Recalled, Electrocution Hazard

(Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with ITT Water Technology, Inc., of Seneca Falls, N.Y., announced a voluntary recall of about 21,000 Sump Pumps and Effluent Pumps today.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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

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:

Bell & GossettSC, 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.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

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

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