(October 3, 2008) Recall of Vitodens 200 boilers, manufactured by Viessmann Manufacturing Co. (Canada). The boiler can leak, creating a fire hazard.
The gas-fired boilers are white, wall-mounted and have "Viessmann" and "Vitodens 200" printed on the exterior in silver letters. The model and serial numbers included in the recall are listed below. The model number is located on the silver rating plate on the side of the boiler.
Model Number | Serial Number
Additional Information -- If the serial number's 8th digit (listed in red) is a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, the boiler is included in the recall.
Contact your certified HVAC contractor to open the boiler and locate the serial number on a white label on the side of the boiler, or under the bottom support panel. Vitodens 100 boilers are not included in this recall.
Sold by plumbing and heating contractors from January 2002-December 2007 for $4,000-$7,500.
Consumers should stop using the boilers immediately weather permitting and contact their certified heating contractor or Viessmann for a free replacement of the boiler's O-ring.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09002.html.
(September 12, 2008) Recall of gas boilers manufactured by PB Heat LLC of Bally, PA. The pressure switch may have an internal defect that could fail to shut down the boilers under vent or air inlet blockage. This switch defect could allow the boilers to produce excessive levels of carbon monoxide (CO).
This recall involves the DE and PSC II Gas Fired Cast Iron Boilers with the Endura Plastics Model ES2035 pressure switch used for home heating and domestic hot water heating. The boilers were available in either natural or LP gas.
Sold at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors from May 2007-July 2008 for $1,800-$3,000.
The boiler rating label is located on the top jacket panel on Series PSCII models and the left side jacket panel on the Series DE models. The label includes the model and serial number. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Model Name: Serial Number
Other suffix designation may follow the base model number such as SV-WPC.
Consumers who have not been contacted, should contact their installer immediately for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.
Contact PB Heat, 877.257.3300 between 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (CST), Monday-Friday, or go to peerlessboilers.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08397.html.
(May 15, 2008) Recall of Maple Chase Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Combo Alarms due to an alarm malfunction.
Name of Product: FireX Branded 10000 Series Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and 12000 Series CO/Smoke Combo Alarms.
Sold to commercial electrical distributors, electrical contractors and builders for installation in new home construction. A limited number of units were sold at Menard's from June 2007 through February 2008 for about $20 (10000 series) and $30 (12000 series).
The recall includes FireX branded 10000 and 12000 series alarms with item numbers: 10000, 12000, 12000C, 12000-6, 12200, 12220, 12400, 12400C manufactured between June 1, 2007-February 1, 2008.
The date code appears on the back of the unit with a four digit year, three digit month followed by the day (ex: 2007JUN1 for June 1, 2007).
Units with a manufacture date code prior to June 1, 2007 are not included in this recall.
The recalled alarms can sound a "double chirp" fault alarm in the presence of CO, prior to going into full alarm. Upon hearing a double chirp, the owner's manual recommends a consumer take the alarm out of service, which could expose consumers to hazardous levels of CO.
Consumers should contact Maple Chase to receive a free comparable replacement alarm and make arrangements to return the recalled alarms. Consumers should not take the alarms out of service until they receive the replacement alarm.
Contact Maple Chase toll-free, 888.879.3906, between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday or go to firexsafety.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08267.html.
August 21, 2012: LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite gas dryers.
December 4, 2012: Jotul North America recalls gas fireplace inserts due to electrical shock and burn hazards.
November 8, 2012: Monessen Hearth Systems recalls B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts.
March 1, 2011: Lennox Hearth recalls gas log assembly kit.
March 25, 2010: Lennox Hearth recalls vent-free gas logs and fireplaces.
(May 21, 2008) American Flame recalls fireplaces to replace gas valves.
Gas can continue to flow into the fireplace pilot light area after the switch has been turned "off," posing a fire or explosion hazard.
The recall involves American Flame AF-4000 series fireplace gas valves installed in residential fireplaces under the following brand names: Pacific Energy, Travis Industries, CFM Corporation, Canadian Heating Products, Portland Willamette, Rasmussen, Chimeneas de Columbia, Twin Eagles, FDM, Inca Metals (Savannah Heating), Even Temp and Valley Comfort.
The valves were installed in some but not all fireplaces. Date codes included in the recall include 0622 through 0718. The gas valve model number is located on a label on the bottom of each gas valve. The date code is located above the label. Sold by fireplace retailers and distributors from September 2006 through July 2007 for $500 to $2,000 for the fireplaces, with additional costs for installation.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact their dealer for a free repair. The repair involves replacing the fireplace's valve if it leaks gas in the "off" position when tested by a qualified service technician.
To determine if your fireplace is included in the recall and to arrange for a free repair, call American Flame toll-free, 888.672.8929, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., CST, Monday-Friday or visit www.skytechsystem.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08277.html.
April 14, 2011: Gas garage heaters manufactured by Lennox Industries Inc.
November 25, 2009: Gas grill sold at Lowe's Stores.
(October 23, 2008) Fiesta recalls Blue Ember gas grills due to fire and burn hazards. The gas grills can be assembled improperly exposing the gas burner hoses to excessive heat, posing fire and burn hazards. The recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) or natural gas outdoor grills. The recalled model and serial numbers are listed below.
The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill.
The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver-colored and black or silver-colored and gray. "Blue Ember" is printed on the grill's hood.
Model Numbers: FG50057 or FG50069
Serial Numbers: 08K018821-08K018948, 08K043658-008K043785, 08K018309-08K018692, 08K018693-08K018820, 08K044554-08K044681, 08K054921-08K056968, 08K026501-08K033172, 08K052233-08K053512, 08K057481-08K057864, 08K057765-08K060045, 08K033317-08K038068, 08K040117-08K042708, 08K044572-08K047883, 08K048790-08K051669, 08K000001-08K000640, 08K007425-08K007808, 08K053641-08K054920, 08K000641-08K000768, 08U042773-08U046804 08K006915-08K007042, 08K044042-08K044297, 08K048396-08K048523, 08K007299-08K007426, 08K044298-08K044425, 08K018949-08K019332, 08K016003-08K016258, 08K017797-08K017924, 08K044426-08K044553, 08K048268-08K048395, 08K017925-08K018052, 08K042277-08K042634, 08K015875-08K016002, 08K053385-08K053640, 08K007043-08K007298, 08K038069-08K038196, 08K051926-08K052052, 08K060193-08K060320
Sold at various home centers and retailers from November 2007-June 2008 for about $450.Consumers should immediately stop using the grills, and inspect the burner hoses to make sure they have been properly assembled.
If the hose is to the rear of the installed heat shield, the grill has been improperly assembled and consumers should contact Fiesta for replacement hoses, assembly instructions, and if necessary, for assistance in examining the grill.
For more information, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09020.html.
(May 5, 2008) Onward Manufacturing has recalled Broil King gas grills due to fire and burn hazards.
The bottom of the cook box that contains the burners can melt or crack as a result of a grease fire. The recall includes the Signet, Sovereign and Sovereign XL series gas grills.
The model number can be located on the back panel of the grill.
Sold from February 2006-April 2008 for $450-$700.
Consumers should stop using the grill immediately and contact Onward Manufacturing for a free repair kit.
Visit www.broilkingbbq.com or call 866.434.7455, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday.
For more information, go to www.cpsc.gov.
August 25, 2009: Various home heating furnace, boiler, and high-temperature plastic vent.
January 15, 2009: Various home heating furnace, boiler, and high-temperature plastic vent.
(October 10, 2008) Effikal recalls automatic gas vent dampers due to carbon monoxide (CO) hazard.
The automatic gas vent damper could fail, and if the blocked vent switch does not activate, the vent could leak CO.
The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Damper size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 which are installed with the gas boiler systems listed below.
Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from August 2007-July 2008 for $1,000-$4,000 for the boilers. Gas vent dampers were sold as part of the gas boiler systems.
The vent damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the plastic base.Serial numbers are located on a label on the side of the damper's cap. All sizes and models of the RVGP-PC have the same motor assembly with black Effikal caps and black plastic bases.
Manufacturer | Atmospheric Gas Boiler Models | Vent Damper Date Codes | Vent Damper Serial Numbers
Consumers should immediately stop using the boilers, weather-permitting, and contact their installer to confirm they have a recalled vent damper and to receive a free vent damper replacement.
Call 888.790.3739 or visit www.effikal.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09008.html.
November 25, 2009: Electrolux and Kenmore gas ranges.
(September 3, 2008) Wolf Appliance announce the recall of gas ranges.
Delayed ignition of gas in the 18-inch oven can cause a flash of flames to be projected at a consumer when the range door is opened, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
This recall involves the following Wolf appliance 48-Inch gas ranges with model numbers: P48, PS48 and R48.
The gas ranges are stainless steel with a double oven. A Wolf appliance logo is on the front of the larger oven door.
Sold at home builders and appliance stores nationwide from January 1998-June 2008 for $5,000-$9,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas range 18-inch oven and contact the manufacturer to schedule a free, in-home repair. The large oven and all cooktop burners are not affected and may be used.
For more information, consumers can contact Wolf Appliance at 866.643.6408 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.wolfappliance.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08391.html.
March 5, 2009: Wall-mounted radiator.
(February 21, 2008) Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556, manufactured by Rinnai America Corp., of Peachtree City, GA. A gasket in the unit can fail, posing a risk of carbon monoxide leaking into the home.
The recall involves Rinnai EnergySaver Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556. They are either natural gas or LP gas (propane) fueled. The following model numbers are included in the recall:
The model number is printed on the top of the rating plate located on the right side of the unit. The recall includes only those units
Sold through wholesale distributors to contractors and dealers from February 2000-December 2007 for $1,600-$1,900.
Consumers should stop using the furnace immediately and contact the firm to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit.
Contact Rinnai toll-free at 866.746.8344 anytime, or go to www.wallfurnacerecall.com.
To see pictures of the recalled products, please go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08199.html.
December 22, 2009: Temperature and pressure relief valves on large water heaters.
(April 2008) A.O. Smith recalls natural gas and propane water heaters due to fire and carbon monoxide hazards.
The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater's exhaust may leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard.
This recall involves 75-gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. "A.O. Smith" or "State" is printed on the side of the unit. A.O. Smith and State model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed in the chart below. Model and serial numbers are printed on the water heater's rating plate.
Brand Name - Model Number
Serial Number Ranges -- L07A071460 through L07A144966 or M07A009387 through M07A072884. Sold by independent contractors and plumbers from November 2007-January 2008 for $1,000-$2,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.
For additional information, contact A.O. Smith toll-free at 866.880.4661, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, or visit www.hotwater.com.
To see pictures of the recalled product, go to: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/082418.html.