(April 6, 2007) Recall of NTI Trinity Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers. Acidic liquid in a drain line can cause a fitting in the boiler to leak, posing a risk of carbon monoxide.
The recall includes NTI Trinity gas-fired hot water boilers with model numbers Ti100, Ti150, Ti200 and Ti400.
The boilers were sold by plumbing and heating contractors from November 2005-February 2007 for $3,000-$8,500. The Ti100, Ti150 and Ti200 are wall-mounted units, and the Ti400 rests on the floor.
The boilers are gray and "NTI" appears on the front cover. The model number and date of manufacture are located on the ID label inside the front cover of the boiler.
Contact the firm to arrange for a free repair. Call NY Thermal Inc. toll-free, 800.688.2575, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.nythermal.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07151.html.
(December 19, 2006) Recall of Crown Boiler Co., Philadelphia, PA, boilers due to carbon monoxide hazard. The recall involves Bermuda BSI and Cayman CWI Series gas-fired boilers designed for indoor installation. Model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed below and are located on the rating plate.
The boilers have a two-tone, red and gray jacket enclosure with the controls and piping on the right side of the unit. The rating plate is a silver label located in the upper left hand corner of the right side panel. Model Numbers Serial Numbers:
Sold by wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors October 2002 through October 2006 for $800 to $2,100. Consumers, who have not already been contacted by their contractor, should contact their installer or Crown Boiler Co. to arrange for a free repair.
Contact Crown Boiler Co. toll-free, 877.597.3321, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.crownboiler.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07063.html.
(March 19,1999) Recall of two brands of carbon monoxide detectors made by Kidde Safety Co. (brand names, Lifesaver and Nighthawk).
The Lifesaver alarms begin with the model numbers 9CO-1 and 9CO-1C, and were manufactured June 1, 1997 - January 31, 1998. The Nighthawk alarms were manufactured November 8, 1998 - March 3, 1999.
Kidde Safety has set up a program to replace the units. Do not return the units to the store where they were purchased. To find out if your unit is subject to recall, call the Consumer Product Safety Commission toll-free, 800.638.2772.
If your unit is subject to recall, call Kidde Safety toll-free, 888.543.3346.
(July 1997) Maytag Corp. has a correction program for certain models of dryers manufactured October 1, 1989 - November 30, 1990.
The affected Magic Chef, Crosley, Admiral and Norge dryers have serial number prefixes DC, EC, FC, AD, BD, CD, DD, ED, GD, D, JD, KD, LD and MD. The Signature brand serial prefixes are: 98K, 98L, 09A, 09B, 09C, 09D, 09E, 09F, 09G, 09H, 09J, 09K and 09L.
The serial numbers are inside the dryer clothes door. Contact Maytag Customer Service, PO.Box 8021, Cleveland, TN 37320-8021; phone: 800.955.6566; fax: 423.487.6700.
(April 28, 2004) Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers, manufactured by CFM Corporation, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers were sold with the HES40R and HES40 electric fireplaces/stoves and sold as accessory items for CFM DEF33/36, DEF36S2, Addision, DEF26, and HE32EF electric fireplaces and stoves.
Call CFM Corporation toll-free, 866.757.6649, between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., CST, Monday-Friday or visit www.cfmcorp.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04127.html.
(April 27, 2005) Heat-N-Glo Gem 26 and Gem 42 direct vent fireplaces, manufactured by Heat & Glo, Lakeville, MN.
Call Heat & Glo toll-free, 800.215.5152, between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., CST, Monday-Friday or visit www.gem3642.com.
(November 2004) Unitary Products Group (UPG) of York International Corp., of York, PA is recalling approximately 226,000 gas furnaces, which can overheat, causing heat-exchanger cracking, burn-through and, in extreme cases, furnace wrapper burn-through.
This can lead to heating and possible burning of the drywall and other combustibles adjacent to the furnace, which poses a fire and smoke hazard to consumers. The recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces. The furnaces are a silver color with white access panels. The "Coleman," "Coleman Evcon" and "Red T" brand names are located on the middle of the front access panel.
These model furnaces with model numbers listed below are included in the recall:
The model number is written on a nameplate, found by removing both front access panels. The nameplate is found mounted on the left inside surface behind the lower panel.
These furnaces were sold between 1995 and 2000 under the brand names of Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T as original equipment in manufactured homes and as replacement furnaces in manufactured homes.
Consumers should not use the heating function of these furnaces until it has been inspected and repaired. Consumers should contact UPG to schedule a free inspection and repair of any furnace involved in the recall.
Call UPG toll-free at 888.665.4640, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT Monday-Friday or visit www.dgatprogram.com. UPG Technical Services also is conducting a comprehensive notification and communications program and working with its distributors to locate owners.
For more information, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05047.html.
(October 1999) York International Corp. of York, PA, is recalling approximately 21,000 York International Corporation Diamond 80 downflow mid-efficiency furnaces with model numbers beginning with P2DP, PBKD and XED02.
Because of inadequate gluing, the insulation surrounding the heat exchanger can separate from the cabinet wall of the furnace and fall onto the heat exchanger. This could cause surrounding combustible material and drywall to catch on fire, which has the potential to cause burn injuries and deaths.
York began this recall in late 1997, however only 9,000 of the recalled furnaces have been repaired as of 1999.To reinforce the seriousness of the situation and promote increased participation, York is offering its distributors a $25 bounty for each furnace they locate.
These furnaces were sold under the brand names York, Fraser-Johnston, Luxaire and Moncrieft. The furnaces were sold with the model numbers P2DP, PBKD and XEDO2, and with serial numbers beginning with EECM or EGEM. The model number and serial number can be found on a label inside the furnace cabinet.York dealers sold these furnaces May 1994 - July 1996 for about $680.
Customers should contact their local York dealer immediately to schedule a free repair visit.
Call York's toll-free number, 877.874.7378, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.york.com/upgsafe/safety.html.
(March 1991) A venting problem on Sun Dial furnaces by Magic Chef Air Conditioning Co., and distributed by Square D Co., 1983-1988, may cause the heat exchanger to corrode.
The affected furnaces have a nameplate with a catalog number beginning with the letters HU or HC followed by a series of numbers and letters. Contact an authorized distributor of Armstrong Air Conditioning Products or Square D Co., 4200 Diplomacy Rd., Ft. Worth, TX 76155; phone: 817.354.4433.
(May 1994) Carrier Corp. found a potential electrical hazard involving their 40-inch, multi-poise, direct vent furnaces (units installed in what is termed a horizontal right configuration).
The affected units have serial numbers between 2993A02610 and 0494A19697 and display one of the following trade names with model numbers: Carrier 58MCA; Carrier 58MXA; Carrier 58MVP; Bryant, Day & Night, Payne 340MAV; Bryant, Day & Night, Payne 350MAV; Bryant, Day & Night, Payne 355MAV; Bryant, Day & Night, Payne 490AAV.Contact Carrier Corp., 7310 W. Morris St., Indianapolis, IN46231; phone: 317.243.0851.
(May 11, 2007) Sagittarius Sporting Goods of China has recalled its gas grill because some of the grills could be missing a hose that connects the grill manifold to the side burner, which poses a risk of fire.
The recall involves 25-inch by 18-inch Perfect Flame brand, four-burner, stainless steel gas grills with date codes JU, JV, JW, JX, JY, or JZ. The name "Perfect Flame" is on the grill hood. The model number, 2518SL, and the date code are located on a label inside the left front door of the grill.
Sold at Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from September 2006-February 2007 for about $400. Consumers should inspect their grills before initial use to determine whether the hose that attaches to the side burner is missing. If it is, do not use the grill and contact Sagittarius.
Sagittarius will inspect the grill and install a free replacement hose.
Call Sagittarius 888.804.7455 between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fridays.
For more information, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07180.html.
(March 6, 2007) Weber-Stephens has recalled its gas grill due to a fire hazard. The gas hose attached to the side burner of the grill can crack or break off during shipping, causing it to leak gas when in use.
This recall involves the Weber(r) Genesis(r) 320(tm) Series gas grills which are designed to be used with either natural gas or with liquid propane gas tanks, and are equipped with a flush-mounted side burner accessory. The gas hose is made of stainless steel.The grills are sold in stainless steel and in black, blue or green porcelain enamel. All serial numbers begin with the prefix "DI."
The model and serial number are located on the tank blocker/drip pan holder located inside the storage cart.
Product Name: Model Numbers:
Sold at Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Home Centers, Tru-Serve, Do-It Best, and other home improvement and hardware stores from November 2006-February 2007 for $450 to $770.
Consumers should stop using the gas grill immediately and contact Weber-Stephen to obtain a free replacement gas hose and schedule a free installation.
Call Weber-Stephen toll-free, 866.249.3237, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.weberrecall.com.
For more information, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07122.html.
(March 10, 2004) Char-Broil® Gas Grills to replace temperature gauges distributed by Char-Broil, of Columbus, GA.If moisture gets inside the temperature gauge, the glass cover on the gauge can break, posing a risk of injury to people nearby.
The products involved in this recall are outdoor, gas barbeque grills. The recall includes three types of grills: The Commercial Series, Professional Series and Stainless Steel Series. The specific component involved in the recall is the temperature gauge mounted on the grill lid.
The Commercial Series models are constructed from both painted metal and stainless steel. The Professional Series and Stainless Steel Series models are stainless steel construction.
The grill model number is on a label on the back panel of the storage cart. Char-Broil grills with model numbers other than those identified above are not included in this recall.
The grills were sold at hardware, home improvement, appliance stores and specialty dealers nationwide. The Commercial Series grills sold from January 2002-November 2003 for $450-$500; the Professional Series grills sold from February 2002-November 2003 for $800-$1,000; and the Stainless Steel Series grills sold from January 2002-May 2003 for $700.
Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement gauge has been installed.Contact Char-Broil to receive a free replacement temperature gauge.Call the Char-Broil Grill Service Center toll-free, 866.239.6769. For more information, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04096.html.
(February 2004) Bakers & Chefs(r), Members Mark(r) and Kenmore models Gas Barbecue Grills, manufactured by Grand Hall Enterprise Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
If moisture gets inside the temperature gauge, the glass cover on the gauge can break, posing a risk of injury to people nearby.The recall includes Bakers & Chefs(r) grills with model numbers Y0655 and Y0656; Members Mark(r) grills with model number Y0660; and Kenmore grills with model numbers 15221 and 15223. The model number can be located on a silver ID tag on the back or side of the grill head.
The recalled grills are stainless steel construction or painted steel and have the brand name on the front control panel or on the grill lid.The Bakers & Chefs(r) grills have two casters, two wheels and two side shelves. The Members Mark(r) grill has four casters, two side shelves and a side burner.The Kenmore grills have four casters.
Sold at SAM'S CLUB(r) and Sears stores nationwide from April 2001-December 2002. The Members Mark(r) grills sold for about $1,500.The other grills sold for $249-$299.
Owners of the recalled grills will receive a free repair kit or replacement temperature gauge directly from the company. The repair kit will consist of a "Glass-Gard" protective film and instructions on how to place the film on the glass covering of the gauge. Testing confirms the glass does not explode when the Glass-Gard is in place.
Consumers should not use the grill until the Glass-Gard has been installed in accordance with the instructions.
Consumers who have not received a repair kit or need assistance performing the repair should call Grand Hall at 888.735.5709, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday or go to www.grandhall.com.
For more information, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04085.html.
(September 2003) Grand Hall Enterprise Co., Taiwan, recalls Member's Mark® Gas Grills.
The bottom edge on the front control panel is sharp and can cause lacerations to the hands. The recalled grills have a stainless steel construction and have the name Member's Mark® on the front control panel. The grill has four caster wheels, a side shelf, and a side burner. Only units with model number Y0005XC-2 are included in the recall. The model number is on a silver ID tag on the back of the grill head.
Sold at SAM'S CLUB stores sold these grills exclusively from August 2000 - December 2001 for about $600.Consumers should avoid contact with the bottom edge of the grill until it is repaired. Grand Hall will mail repair kits directly to all grill owners.
Consumers who have not received a repair kit should call Grand Hall at 888.735.5709, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03191.html.
(September 2003) Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, IL, is recalling its Summit/Vieluxegas grill which runs on propane or natural gas.
The glass cover and components on the grill's thermometer can break, posing a risk of injury to the user or those nearby.
Weber grills with a brand name other than Vieluxe or Summit are not included in this recall.
The Summit grills were sold at hardware, home improvement and appliance stores and specialty dealers sold the Summit from August 2002-August 2003 for $900-$1,700.
The Vieluxe grills were sold between January 2001-July 2003 for $4,000-$6,000.Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement thermometer has been installed in accordance with the instructions.Contact Weber-Stephen to receive a free replacement thermometer.
Call Weber-Stephen toll-free 866.249.3237, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday or go to http://www.weber.com.
(Summer 1998) Certain furnaces and boilers, installed after September 1987, using high temperature plastic vent (HTPV) may be eligible for replacement. The vents may crack or separate at joints.
The vent pipes in this recall are gray or black plastic with the names Plexvent®, Plexvent II® or Ultravent® stamped on the pipe or printed on stickers placed on pieces used to connect vent pipes.For boilers, all HTPV systems are subject this program. Plastic vent pipes, such as white PVC or CPVC, are not involved.
Consumers with eligible systems will receive new, professionally installed venting systems free of charge. Consumers who already have replaced their HTPV systems may be eligible for reimbursement for a portion or total replacement costs.Call 800.758.3688, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. CST, seven days a week.
(July 1994) Kidde-Fenwal, Inc. recall on 16066 Hot Surface Gas Ignition Control Series 05-31, 05-32, 05-33, 05-35 with date codes 9235 through 9302. The controls may have a defective capacitor which allows the valve to remain open.
The company also is recalling the 05-31 series ignition modules with dates codes 9101 through 9113, manufactured in the first quarter of 1991. The modules were installed on Raypak residential boilers. For more information, contact Kidde-Fenwall Inc., 400 Main St., Ashland, MA 01721; phone: 800.554.5459.
(January 5, 2007) Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc. has recalled gas pool heater for carbon monoxide (CO) hazard. The recall involves Pentair MiniMax NT STD Gas Pool Heaters, manufactured by Water Pool and Spa Inc., of Moorpark, CA, which are installed indoors.
These pool heaters can emit excessive (CO), posing a risk of poisoning in the event of a vent leak in an indoor installation. The pool heaters have Btu ratings between 200,000 and 400,000, and use either natural gas or propane. The model number is located on the rating plate on the inner front panel of the heater. The following model numbers are included:
The heater identification number is located on the rating plate on the inner panel of the heater, which will show "NT" and "STD" in the third and fourth blocks of the number. The recall includes units with serial numbers 0606002 and lower.
The recall also includes units without serial numbers.
If the unit has a serial number, it is written on the data plate on the heater, which is located on the inner front door of the heater.
Units with serial number 0606003 and higher are not included in this recall. MiniMax NT Low NOx and MiniMax NT TSI model pool heaters are not included in this recall. The pool heaters were sold through distributors and pool service equipment dealers nationwide from April 2002-May 2006 for $2,000-$3,850 depending on the model number.
Consumers should stop using these gas pool heaters installed indoors immediately, and contact the manufacturer to determine if their heater is included in the recall. If it is, Pentair will provide a free inspection, and repair of the heater if necessary.
Contact Pentair, 866.761.5272, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or go to www.pentairpool.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07073.html.
(December 15, 2005) GE Consumer & Industrial, Louisville, KY announce the recall of GE Monogram 36- and 48-inch professional gas ranges.These ranges were manufactured with a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and adjacent gas supply tubes at two locations in the control housing of the range, posing a fire hazard.
The recalled GE Monogram built-in ranges include models ZDP48N6RH1SS, ZDP48L6RH1SS, ZDP48N4GH1SS, ZDP48L4GH1SS, ZDP48N6DH1SS, ZDP48L6DH1SS, ZDP36N4DH1SS, and ZDP36L4DH1SS.
The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH.
To find the model and serial number, look underneath the top ledge (also called the "bull nose"), above the range controls. They were manufactured from February 1, 2004 to October 1, 2005.
They were sold by home builders and appliance stores nationwide from February 2004-November 2005 for $4,000-$6,000.Customers, who have purchased one of these recalled ranges, should contact GE to schedule a free, in-home repair. Until the repair is completed, consumers should stop using the griddle on the 36-inch and 48-inch models, and the left front burner on the 48-inch models. The large oven and all other burners can be used.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06055.html.
(November 2004) Maytag Corp of Newton, IA has recalled approximately 1,700 Jenn-Air Downdraft Cooktops with switches located too close to the gas tubing leading to the grill burner. Electrical arcing can cause the tubing to leak gas and ignite, resulting in a fire hazard to consumers. The recall includes built-in Jenn-Air model JGD8348CDP downdraft gas cooktops. They have serial numbers xxxxxxxEA through xxxxxxxER. The cooktops were manufactured by Maytag between January 1, 2004-September 17, 2004. The model name and serial number are printed on a label on the vent fan housing, which is visible in the cabinet under the cooktop.
The cooktops were sold at appliance stores nationwide from January 2004-September 2004 for about $2,000.
Customers who have purchased one of these recalled cooktops should contact Maytag to schedule a free, in-home repair.
Consumers should stop using the grill or burners activated by the two left hand controls until the repair is completed. The center and right hand burners can be used.
Contact Maytag Corp. at 888.330.3810, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or go to www.maytag.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05050.html.
(March 2003) The Maytag Corp., of Newton, IA, is recalling Gemini gas ranges. The range can experience a delayed ignition flashback fire in the upper oven, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Retail appliance stores nationwide sold the ranges from July 2002-February 2003 for $1,300-$1,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the upper oven self-clean and broil features and consumers should not use the upper oven simultaneously with the lower oven.
Contact Maytag at 866.580.9177, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday to arrange for a free, in-home repair by an authorized Maytag Customer Service contractor. For more information, go to www.maytag.com.
Use of the lower oven is not affected by this repair and may be used in normal operation.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03099.html.
(October 2001) Delayed ignition of gas in oven and broiler manufactured by Wolf Range Co. may present burn injury or fire. Consumers should discontinue use of of the oven and broiler and cll for a free in-home repair.
If you are unsure of the date of purchase, call either number and the operator can help you determine which company to call.
The Wolf and Wolf Gormet brand names are written on the front of the ranges, which came in stainless steel or black steel. For the model and serial numbers of the affected ranges, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02022.html.
(October 2001) Maytag has asked consumers to immediately discontinue use of the broil/self-clean modes in Amana Big Oven gas ranges sold May 2000-July 2001.
During the broil/self-clean modes, the range can emit high levels of carbon monoxide. In addition, the temperature of the storage drawer can be come extremely high, presenting the risk of burn to consumers. Recalled range models include (numbers found inside storage drawer):
If you have questions, call Amana, 800.266.3535, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, for an in-home inspection and free repair.
(August 1999) Malfunctioning self-clean latch asembly allows user to unlatch and open open door during self-clean cycle. Amana will pay for parts, labor and travel.
Models affected are: Amana Gas Down Draft Slide-In Range Serial 9905 or earlier (Models AGDS901E and AGDS901WW). Contact: Amana Appliances, 2800 220 Trail, Amana, IA 52204; phone: 319.622.8916.
(February 1994) Self-cleaning 30-inch slide-in gas ranges, manufactured by Magic Chef, a division of the Maytag Corp., may present a potential burn hazard.
Models affected are: Magic Chef 6458XRA, 6458XRS, 6458XRW, 6458XTA, 6458XTS, 6458XTW, 6498VRA, 6498VRV, 6498VTA, 6498XRA, 6498XRS, 6498XRW, 6498XTA, 6498XTS and 6498XTW. Contact: Maytag Corp., 740 King Edward Ave., SE, Cleveland, TN 37311; phone: 615.472.3371.
(February 2002) Recall of Thermador brand gas ranges.
Hot air is vented below the small oven and causes the metal surface on the door of this oven to get too hot, presenting a burn hazard to consumers.
Appliance and specialty stores nationwide sold the ranges March 1998 - November 2001 for $5,540-$6,370.Consumers should stop using the small ovens immediately and contact their local Thermador service center to arrange a free repair.For more information or to locate a local authorized service center, contact Thermador at 800.735.4328, 3 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
To see a picture of the product go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02097.html.
(Summer 1998) Servel gas-fueled refrigerators, manufactured between 1933 and 1957, have caused deaths and injuries related to carbon monoxide. These refrigerators continue to be used in hunting cabins, vacation cottages and areas of the country where there is no electricity or gas is a preferred energy source.
Over a period of time, especially if the refrigerator has not been used, the gas burner can be filled with dust, dirt, rust, spider webs or other obstructions. This can cause improper combustion of the fuel, leading to the production of carbon monoxide.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will pay $100 to consumers who properly dispose of old Servel refrigerators still in use. Consumers also will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses associated with pickup and disposal.
For more information, call 800.782.7431.
(October 1989) Norcold refrigerators, manufactured March 1-August 1, 1983, may have an electrical problem when operating on alternating current.
Model numbers are: 838EG2 (1000 through 16882); 838EG3 (1000 through 3590); 8310EG2 (1000 through 6249); 8310EG3 (1000 through 2569); 838EG(2,3); 8310EG(2,3).
Contact Norcold, Division of Stolle Corp., 600 Kuther Rd., Sidney, OH 45365; phone: 800.543.1219.
(February 2005) Trane and American Standard Gas-Electric heating/cooling units sold through independent dealers and installers between October 2003-December 2004.
A gas leak can occur if there is a crack in the gas valve body near the inlet pipe connection. A build-up of gas in the burner compartment of the unit could occur, which could be ignited by an internal spark.
The recalled units include 2 through 5-ton Trane and American Standard heating and air conditioning packaged units. Affected units are combination gas heat and air conditioning systems installed outdoors only. Gas furnaces installed indoors are not included in this recall.
The units have identification plates displaying the model number; serial number; and the year, month and day of manufacture. The plate is located on one end of the unit. The first four digits of all serial numbers indicate the year, fiscal week and day of manufacture.
The recall includes:
Consumers with recalled units are being contacted by the independent dealers that installed them. Consumers who think they have recalled units and have not yet been contacted, should call their installer for more information.
Using their model and serial numbers, consumers also can visit the firms' websites to confirm if their unit is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units should contact their installer to arrange for a free inspection.
(July 1996) Hargrove unvented room heaters (gas logs) models VF-CL, VF-F9, VF-NP and VF-WP series manufactured October 1994-August 1995 were built with incorrect pilot burner brackets which are painted black. The units have serial numbers 00001 through 024402.
These heaters may not shut off as intended if the oxygen content of the room falls below a safe level. For more information, contact Hargrove Manufacturing Corp., 207 Wellston Park Rd., Sand Springs, OK 74063; phone: 918.241.4166.
(August 2006) Robertshaw FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves (installed in commercial cooking appliances)
The controls are designed to prevent gas from flowing when the pilot light is out. The recalled controls can remain on after the pilot light is extinguished. If this happens, gas can continue to flow to the main burner of the appliance, which poses a risk of a gas explosion and fire.
The FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves recalled are installed on natural and liquid propane (LP) gas commercial cooking equipment, such as ranges, pasta cookers, deep fat fryers or griddles.
The recalled FS Flame Switches were installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Keating (of Chicago), PMI Food Equipment Group, Vulcan, Southbend, Blodgett, Toastmaster and Wolf Range.
The recalled FM Automatic Safety Valves were installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Bari (Restaurant and Pizzeria), Southbend, and Blodgett.
The model and/or serial numbers can be found on the cooking appliance identification plate located on the appliance. For a list of appliances with recalled switches and valves, visit www.robertshaw.com.
Sold by original equipment manufacturers and food service equipment dealers to commercial food service providers (such as restaurants) nationwide from August 2005-June 2006 for the FS Flame Switches and from April 2006-June 2006 for FM Automatic Valves.
Consumers, who had cooking equipment installed or serviced before August 2005, are not affected.Robertshaw Controls Co. who will arrange for a free replacement, if necessary.
If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.
Call Robertshaw Controls Co. at 800.232.9389, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday-Saturday.
To see pictures of the recalled products, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06222.html.
(December 2003) Recall of Robertshaw 7000 Series Gas Valves installed in gas appliances including residential space heaters, wall heaters, boilers, fireplaces, pool heaters, infrared heaters and furnaces, and commercial heating applications such as commercial cooking appliances, fryers, commercial water heaters and poultry brooders.
If the pilot light goes out, the gas valve could stick in an open position, permitting gas to continue to flow. This can result in a gas explosion and fire, which could result in severe personal injury or property damage.
Manufactured between February 2003-September 2004 and have production dates beginning with code 0306 and ending with 0436.However, not all 7000 Series valves manufactured during the indicated timeframe are being recalled.
Of particular note are model numbers containing the letters "MV." Recalled gas valves include "MV" models that also include the letters "LP" and model numbers 7000AMV; 7000BMV; 7000BMV-S7CL; 7000MVLC; and 7000MVRCLC.All "MV" valves with the indicated date codes that have been converted to Liquid Propane (LP) gas use are also included in the recall. NOT included in the recall are model numbers 7010 and above; model numbers containing the letters "D" or "BV;" and model numbers containing the letters "MV" except for the ones listed above.
A full list of recalled model numbers is available at www.robertshaw.com or can be obtained by calling 800.232.9389.
Sold through gas appliance retailers and distributors; food service equipment manufacturers and dealers; specialty retailers, such as fireplace, pool and spa dealers; and poultry equipment manufacturers.
The gas control valves and components also were sold separately through gas appliance service providers.
Free repair or replacement if necessary. If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.If you do not smell gas, check the pilot lights on your gas appliances. If any pilot lights are out, do not attempt to relight. Have the appliance examined by a qualified technician. Have the date-code of your 7000 gas valve ready when you contact Robertshaw.
Call Robertshaw toll-free 800.232.9389, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.robertshaw.com to review a list of affected appliances and register for the recall.
View this recall online at: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05073.html.
(November 1, 2004) Robertshaw Controls Co., Long Beach, CA, recall on TS-11 Thermal Safety Control Gas Valve and the "magnet head" on the gas valve.
If the pilot light goes out, the gas valve can stick in an open position, permitting gas to continue to flow.
The TS-11 Thermal Safety Control Gas Valves are installed in commercial cooking equipment with pilot lights, including ranges, griddles, fryers, and warming trays.
The recalled gas valves were produced between February 2003-August 2004. The "magnet heads" on the gas valves were made during the same range of dates.
The recalled products can be identified by date codes 0306 through and including 0432. The TS-11 gas valve with different manufacturing dates and a different hazard was recalled in 2002.
The valves were sold through original equipment manufacturers and food service equipment dealers to commercial food service providers (such as restaurants). The recalled products were sold from February 2003-August 2004.
Robertshaw Controls Company will arrange for free repair or replacement of the recalled gas valves.
If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.
If you do not smell gas, check the pilot lights on your gas appliances. If any pilot lights are out, do not attempt to relight. Have the appliance examined by the gas company or a qualified technician. Have the date-code of your TS-11 gas valve ready when you contact Robertshaw.
Commercial food service managers should call Robertshaw, 800.232.9389, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.robertshaw.com. View this recall online at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05031.html.
(April 1995) Honeywell recall on 3/4- and 1-inch V48/V88 diaphragm gas valves with manufacturing date codes of 9443 and 9450. The date codes are visible on the top of the bonnet assembly and inside the solenoid housing.
Honeywell will pay reasonable labor charges for replacement of installed valves. Call 800.328.8194 for details.
(April 1994) ITT Controls recall on its B57 series combination control valves with date codes 9319 through 9345. The valves could fail when de-energized. For more information, call ITT Fluid Technology Corp., 805.294.1770, or the Institute of American Standards, 714.733.4300.
(April 1992) Honeywell recall on Residential/Building Controls models V48 and V88 diaphragm gas valves for appliances with date codes 9110, 9111, 9112, 9113, 9114, 9138, 9139, 9140, 9141 and 9142. The valves may remain open after power is interrupted to the valve solenoid operator. Call 800.328.8194 for details.
(September 2002) Valor Heating Ltd., of Birmingham, United Kingdom, is recalling about 730 direct vent wall mount gas fireplaces. A design defect in the gas control assembly can allow main burner gas to prematurely enter the firebox during lighting. The ignition of this excess gas can cause the glass window to shatter, presenting the risk of burns or cuts from broken glass.
Fireplace dealers sold these fireplaces September 1997-January 2002 for $1,700-$2,400.
Consumers should stop using these fireplaces and shut off the gas immediately. To arrange for a free repair, consumers should contact Valor at 866.541.0930, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.valorflame.com.
Products with a label with the words "This unit has been modified in accordance with the rework notice no. 3002783" on the back of the rating plate already have been repaired.
Valor Recall Hotline: 866.541.0930. To see a picture of the product go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02248.html.
(February 2007) Recall of Power Vent tankless water heaters, imported by the Water Heating Division of Rheem Sales Company Inc., of Montgomery, AL and Paloma Industries Inc., of Oxnard, CA.
Components inside the water heater may shift during transit, causing an air filter door switch to operate improperly.
If the switch fails and the air filter door is out of place, the water heater could continue to operate and dust and lint could build up, posing a carbon monoxide hazard.
The recall involves indoor models of the Power Vent 199,900 BTUH tankless water heaters. The brands and model numbers included in this recall are listed below and are located on the front of the unit and the rating plate.
The water heaters have a cream jacket or gray jacket enclosure with the piping on the top and bottom of the unit. The rating plate is a silver label located the front of the unit, in the lower right hand corner.
Brand and Models:
Sold by retailers nationwide and through plumbing wholesale distributors to plumbers, contractors and consumers from May 2004 - December 2006 for between $800-$1,300. Consumers with the recalled water heaters should stop using them immediately, if the air filter door is not in place. Consumers, who have not already been contacted by an authorized contractor, should immediately contact their installer or Rheem Manufacturing Company to arrange for a free, on-site repair.Consumers are reminded to use the air filter door for these water heaters to avoid a carbon monoxide hazard.Contact Rheem toll-free at 866.369.4786, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Saturday and Sunday, or visit www.tankless-recall.com.
View this recall at: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07108.html.
(September 7, 2006) Recall of Delta Combination Water Heaters Recalled by Triangle Tube for carbon monoxide hazard.
The burner plate and flue hood seal on the water heaters can fail due to an improper seal causing a leak of flue gases and carbon monoxide (CO). This poses the risk of CO to consumers inside of the house.
The recalled Delta Performance or Delta Performance Plus Series Combination Water Heaters operate on natural or propane gas. The water heaters are white and rectangular. "Triangle Tube" is written on the silver-colored control panel. "Delta" is printed on the front of the water heater.
The burner is located under a white or gray cover that protrudes outward at the bottom front of the heater. The models and serial numbers included in this recall are listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the rating plate on either the front or the right side of the water heater.
Models Serial Numbers
Sold at plumbing and heating wholesale companies to independent plumbing and heating contractors from August 2001-January 2006 for about $3,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heaters and contact Triangle Tube to schedule a free repair.Contact Triangle Tube, 800.856.6271, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, or visit www.triangletube.com.
To view the recalled product, go towww.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06252.html.
(September 20, 2005) Recall of gas control valves on water heaters.
Name of the product is Robertshaw R110 Series Gas Control Valves.Screws on some water heater valves could break. If this happens, gas could leak from the valve, which poses a risk of gas explosion and fire.
The R110 Gas Control Valves being recalled are installed on natural and liquid propane (LP) gas water heaters. The recalled valves were manufactured between July 25, 2005-August 14, 2005 with production date codes 5-31 through and including 5-33, although not all valves with these date codes are affected.
The recalled valves were installed on the following water heater brands:
The model and serial number can be found on the manufacturer's label on the water heater. Electric water heaters are not included.
The valves were installed on water heaters by gas appliance distributors and retailers, including Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as plumbers and plumbing/heating equipment suppliers. The gas valves also were sold separately through gas appliance service providers.
Water heaters sold or serviced prior to July 25, 2005 are not affected.
If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call M.U.D. at 554.7777 to investigate the cause. M.U.D. does not charge for gas leak calls.
Robertshaw will arrange for a free repair or replacement, if necessary.Call Robertshaw at 888.225.1071, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, Monday-Saturday, or visit www.robertshaw.com to review a list of the appliances with recalled valves and to register for the recall. The model and serial numbers can be found on the manufacturer's label on the water heater.
To see a picture of the recalled item, go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05274.html.
(March 2003) The Seahorse Division of Gas-Fired Products, Inc., advise of a potential fire hazard with the Seahorse water heater, which may occur if the the water heater is mounted to a wood or vinyl siding building. The Seahorse water heater will be located on the outside of a building.
A failure within the heater can cause the unit to overheat and potentially ignite combustible materials. The fire hazard does not apply if the Seahorse water heater is mounted on a brick or non-combustible wall. The company has an easy-to-install retrofit kit that will be supplied to any Seahorse owner, free of charge, to prevent the fire hazard.
To receive the retrofit kit, call 800.438.4936 or write to Gas-Fired Products, Inc., Seahorse Division, Customer Service Department, PO Box 36485, Charlotte, NC 28236-6485.
(October 2001) The American Water Heater Co., Johnson City, TN, is recalling water heaters to replace the gas burners, which could produce carbon monoxide.
Natural gas water heaters sold under the following brand names are included in the recall: American Proline, Envirotemp, Mor-flo, Powerflex, Premier Plus and U.S. Craftmaster.
For more information on the models and serial numbers, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02022.html. Consumers should call American Water Heater Co., 800.999.9515, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., to arrange for free repair. Fax number is 800.999.5210. E-mail: support@americanwater heater.com
(July 1996) Controls on models 37 and 37C series water heaters manufactured March-October 1994 by White-Rodgers Division, Emerson Electric Co., have the potential for the thermostatic valve to remain partially open.
Controls can be identified by a model number beginning with the number "37" on a white label attached to the right side of the control, along with a date code of 9412 through 9440. The date code is located on the upper left corner of the back of the control and may be observed by using a small hand mirror.
Contact White-Rodgers Division, Emerson Electric Co., 9797 Reavis Rd., St. Louis, MO, phone: 800.426.3506.
(February 2001) Controlled Energy Corporation (CEC), of Waitsfield, VT., is recalling 320 AquaStar natural gas water heaters. The heaters can produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the exhaust gas.
The water heaters were sold through plumbing supply stores and plumbing contractors March 1997-January 2001, for about $440, plus installation.
Consumers who have the recalled AquaStar unit (model number AQ38B NG), should turn off the water heater immediately and call Controlled Energy Corporation toll-free at 800.642.111, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., CST, Monday-Friday. CEC is offering consumers a free on-site repair conducted by a licensed professional plumber.
The Omaha area distributor is Gene Benash Sales and Service, 733.7663.
(April 28, 2004) Recall of LP and Convertible Gas Water Heater Temperature Controls by White-Rodgers, a division of Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, MO.
The gas water heater controls can gradually open instead of snapping open to full flow, which can cause soot to build up on the water heater burner, presenting a fire hazard.
Beginning serial numbers on these gas water heaters can be checked at www.regcen.com/tempcontrolrecall.
Retail distributors and independent servicers have sold and/or installed water heaters with the controls from October 2002 - March 2004.
Contact White-Rodgers to arrange for a qualified service technician to replace the recalled control free of charge.
Call White-Rodgers Special Project Office 800.426.3579 or visit www.regcen.com/tempcontrolrecall.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04128.html.