ITT Water Technology Recalls Pumps Due to Electric Shock/Electrocution Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2011 – 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, RedJacket 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, RedJacket 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 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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from
unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.