WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Water-Heating-Technologies-Recalls-Gas-Water-Heaters/
Name of Product: Gas water heaters
Hazard: The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion.
Remedy: Repair, Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the gas water heaters and call Water Heating Technologies to arrange for a service technician to inspect, repair or replace the water heater free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Water Heating Technologies toll-free at 888-883-0788 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
Units: About 14,400
Description: This recall involves Water Heating Technologies "American Standard" gas water heaters. The model numbers included in the recall begin with GN and GSN. The water heaters are white with an "American Standard" logo printed on the front. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the water heater. The water heaters were sold in 30, 40 and 50 gallon capacities. A complete list of models and serial numbers can be found on the firm's website at http://www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com/recall/.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold by: Plumbing contractors nationwide from May 2015 through February 2016 for between $400 and $820.
Importer: Water Heating Technologies Corp., of Pomona, Calif.
Manufactured in: Mexico
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Recall Number: 16-171
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission