The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with ITT Water Technology Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 21,000 sump pumps and effluent pumps due to an electric shock/electrocution hazard.

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 pump is manufactured in the United States, and the accompanying cord was manufactured in China. 

Sump pumps installed without ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection can pose an electric shock or electrocution hazard if touched. Consumers have been urged to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed, and are strongly cautioned not to touch the pump, the water around it or the surrounding floor area.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Telephone ITT’s recall hotline at 866-325-4204. For additional information, visit the firm's Web sites at, or