Recall: A. O. Smith 30 Gallon Gas Water Heaters with Model Number G6-UT3030N
On 2018-11-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding A. O. Smith 30 Gallon Gas Water Heaters with Model Number G6-UT3030N due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2018 for about $540 to $610.
About 200 units are involved in this Lowe's stores water heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Water Heaters category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The water heater's flame arrestor can fail to work properly, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes A. O. Smith 30-gallon natural gas water heaters with model number G6-UT3030NV and serial numbers with the first four digits of 1805 through 1809. A. O. Smith, the model number and the serial number are printed on the data plate located next to the gas water heater's control valve/thermostat. A. O. Smith is printed near the top of the water heater.
These items were sold new+ Exclusively at Lowe's stores in California from February 2018 through April 2018 for between $540 and $610.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters and contact A. O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.
A. O. Smith toll-free at 866-854-2793 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.waterheaterrecall.com and click on the "check my serial number" link associated with this recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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