Recall: Service kit for gas-fired boiler
On 2010-08-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Service kit for gas-fired boiler due to a potential fire or explosion hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2010 for about $0.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Bosch boiler recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Boilers category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 100,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The use of a silver-colored gas pipe adapter included in the service kit can lead to gas leakage, posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is a service kit that was distributed for free to some contractors and distributors that contained a silver-colored adapter. The kit, which has the number 8718600187 on the side of the box, was used as part of a program to evaluate the effects of heating water quality on components of Buderus gas-fired condensing gas boilers with model numbers GB142/24, GB142/30, GB142/45, and GB142/60. The model number is located on a label on the bottom left side of the boiler.
These items were sold new+ at Distributed to plumbing and heating contractors and equipment distributors nationwide from February 2010 through May 2010 for free.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers with boilers listed above that were serviced after February 1, 2010, should immediately contact the service provider to determine if the kit was installed in their boilers. If it was, consumers should arrange with the service provider for an immediate free inspection and repair. Contractors and distributors who received kits from Bosch are directly contacting consumers who have boilers with the recalled kits installed.
For more information, call Bosch Thermotechnology at (800)283-3787 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.buderus.net
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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