Sump Pumps Recalled Due to Electrocution Risk

January 15, 2011- According to reports ITT Water Technology Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for approximately 21,000 sump pumps.

According to the ITT Water Technology Inc. based in Seneca Falls, N.Y. has issued a recall stating there is a danger of electrocution. The sump pumps were sold across the country and used in residential settings to pump wastewater and sewage. The recalled sump pumps were sold for new construction or as replacement pumps between December 2009 and July 2010. Removing them is a great way to avoid electrocution.

The sump pumps that have been installed without ground fault circuit interrupter protection can pose and electric shock or electrocution danger, according to studies proved there is the risk of an electrical shock hazard if the pumps are not installed with the ground fault circuit interrupter . The sump pumps come with the labels Goulds, Red Jacket, Bell and Gossett. The pumps that have the electric shock or electrocution hazard are sky blue and red in color.

There have been no injuries reported prior to the recall by ITT Water Technology, Inc. or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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