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Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Low Lead Ball Valve/Shut-Off Gas Valves

Hazard: The valves can crack and cause gas to leak. This poses fire and explosion hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery, 1101 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; toll-free at (855) 779-9200, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.fsvalve.com.tw, then click on the Safety Recall Notice button for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13064.html?tab=recalls

Recall Details

Units: About 163,000

Description: This recall involves seven brands of sweat and threaded, low lead ball valves used in flammable gas piping systems used in commercial or residential settings. They are brass shut-off valves assembled with pipe lines of ¾ inch and 1 inch and have a date code 1103 through 1112, in YYMM format, where YY is the year and MM is the month. The date code is located under the valve handle. The pipe size is marked on the body of the valve. Fu San's logo and the "O" marking designated for low lead valves are marked on the valves' neck under where the handle assembles. The word "Taiwan" appears on the handle as a country of origin marking. The valves were sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

 

Brand Name

Model Number

Valve Dimensions/Sweat or Threaded Valves

Aqualine 

BBV-075-LF  

¾ inch/Threaded

BBV-075S-LF

¾ inch/Sweat

BBV-100-LF

1 inch/Threaded

BBV-100S-LF

1 inch/Sweat

AY McDonald

 

72032S

¾ inch/Sweat 

72032T

¾ inch/Threaded

FNW

FNWX410AF

¾ inch/Threaded

FNWX410AG

1 inch/Threaded

FNWX411F

¾ inch/Sweat

FNWX411G

1 inch/Sweat

Hodes Co.

40-642

1 inch/Threaded

40-662

1 inch /Threaded

40-677

¾ inch/Sweat

40-687

¾ inch/Sweat

40-678

1 inch/Sweat

40-688

1 inch/Sweat

Legend

T1002NL

1 inch/Threaded

Leonard Valve

83503

¾ inch/Sweat

83504

1 inch/Sweat

83538

¾ inch/Threaded

83539

1 inch/Threaded

Mueller

107-844NL

¾ inch/Sweat


Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should turn off the gas supply until a replacement gas valve has been professionally installed. Consumers should contact Danville Sales which, on behalf of Fu San Machinery, will provide compensation of $300 to reimburse customers for costs incurred to remove and return the valve and for purchasing and installing a replacement valve. The affected valve should be returned to the Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery with a photo depicting the valve in the gas line before removal and showing the date code on the valve, along with the address and details of the location where the valve was installed. The requested information, the recalled valve, and the consumer name and address should be sent to the address in the Consumer Contact paragraph. Upon receipt, Fu San will reimburse customers in the amount of $300.

Sold by: Fu San Machinery directly to seven distributors nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for between $13 and $20.

Importer/Distributor: Aqualine, of Corona, Calif.; AY McDonald Manufacturing Co., of Dubuque, Iowa; FNW, of Portland, Ore.; Hodes Co., of Kansas City, Mo.; Legend, of Auburn Hills, Mich;  Leonard Valve, of Cranston, R.I.  and Mueller of Memphis, Tenn. 

Manufacturer: Fu San Machinery Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Manufactured in: Taiwan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. 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 to a 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 resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Media Contact
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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number for any questions about a recall:
(800) 638-2772, (TTY) 301 595-7054 for hearing impaired
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime.
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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