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ITT Water Technology Inc. Recalls Faulty Pumps for Fire Suppression Systems



U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

August 23, 2006
Release #06-244
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 984-9199
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

ITT Water Technology Inc. Recalls Faulty Pumps for Fire Suppression Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.


Name of Product: Goulds Pumps®, Bell & Gossett® and Red Jacket Water Products Brand Pumps for Fire Suppression Systems

Units: About 18,300

Manufacturer: Water Technology Inc., of Auburn, N.Y.

Hazard: A mechanical part on these pumps was not fully tightened, which can lead to the pump failing during use. If pumps sold with fire suppression systems fail, the risk of fire damage increases. The pump itself does not pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: ITT Water Technology Inc. has received one report of a pump failing to start during a system test. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled pumps are general in purpose, but are sometimes used in fire suppression systems. The pumps were sold under the Goulds Pumps, Bell & Gossett and Red Jacket Water Products brands. The pumps can be identified by having Model NPE, NPO, MCC, MCS, SM or Series 3530 on their nameplate. Recalled pumps were manufactured between December 2005 and July 26, 2006. They have date code M05, A06, B06, C06, D06, E06, F06 or G06. The date code is the first three digits of the serial number on the pump nameplate.

Sold at: Pump distributors nationwide from December 2005 through July 2006 for about $800.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Installers of fire suppression systems will be contacted by ITT Water Technology Inc. to schedule an inspection and replacement. Please contact ITT Water Technology Inc. if you have not been contacted yet.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call ITT Water Technology Inc. at (800) 984-9199 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at or


Picture of Recalled NPE Water Pump

Picture of Recalled NPO Water Pump

Picture of Recalled MCC Water Pump

Picture of Recalled MCS Water Pump

Picture of Recalled Series 3530 Water Pump
Series 3530
Picture of Recalled Red Jacket Model SM Water Pump
Red Jacket Model SM


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