Sump Pumps Recalled For Electric Shock Hazard

By WBNG News

Sump Pumps Recalled For Electric Shock Hazard

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) ITT Water Technology has recalled more than 20,000 of its Sump and Effluent Pumps.

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.

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

The pumps were sold through Goulds, Red Jacket and Bell & Gossett distributors nationwide from December 2009 to July 2010 for between $280 to $700.

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.

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

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