Sump Pumps Recalled Over Electrocution Risk During Floods

Certain sump pumps sold under the Goulds, Red Jacket and Bell & Gossett brands are being recalled because their power cords can leak water into electrical outlets, creating a shock or electrocution risk, said the pumps' importer.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and ITT Water Techonology Inc. of New York warned consumers not to touch the pumps, any water or the floor around the pumps if the units were installed without a ground fault circuit interrupter, often called a GFI. So far, no consumers have reported being hurt.