U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers
Hazard: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.
Remedy: Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or U.S. Boiler to schedule a free in-home safety inspection and repair. Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.
Consumer Contact: U.S. Boiler, toll-free at (888) 432-8887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.usboiler.net and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/US-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers.
Units: About 26,000 in the United States and about 310 in Canada
Description: This recall involves U.S. Boiler ESC, PVG and SCG model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. The boilers are light blue in color with black trim, about 40 inches tall, about 26 inches deep and range from 12 to 31 inches wide. The model name and U.S. Boiler logo are on the front cover of the boiler. The front cover of the boiler is vented. Recalled boilers were manufactured between December 2005 and February 2013. The model number, serial number and manufacturing date are located on a silver label on the top panel of ESC models and on the inside of PVG and SCG models on the right side panel. The manufacturing date appears in the upper right corner of the silver label in the MM/YYYY format. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are included in this recall:
Serial Number Range
ESC3 through ESC9
65249110 through 65382278
PVG3_P, PVG4_P and PVG5 through PVG9
64870666 through 65385748; 97939433
SCG3 through SCG9
35200197; 65283322 through 65858729
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from December 2005 through February 2013 for between $1,700 and $4,900.
Manufacturer: U.S. Boiler Company Inc., of Lancaster, Penn.
Manufactured in: United States
Note: Health Canada's news release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37443r-eng.php.
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.
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Recall Number: 14-076
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission