Recall: HydroStat Model 3000 Boiler Controllers For Slant/Fin Boilers
On 2018-10-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding HydroStat Model 3000 Boiler Controllers For Slant/Fin Boilers due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $185.
About 4,000 units are involved in this boiler recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Boilers category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 100,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
A malfunction in the recalled controller can cause the boiler to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Hydrolevel HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller which is a black rectangular control unit for residential Slant/Fin VSPH boilers. The unit has six small LED lights and the word 'Hydrostat' on the front. The controller says HydroStat on the front and HydroStat Model 3000 on the back.
These items were sold new+ at Slant/Fin distributors, residential boiler contractors and boiler distributors nationwide from May 2012 through July 2018 for about $185 for the boiler controller
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 Slant/Fin model VSPH boilers should immediately contact a contractor to schedule a free repair. For assistance in locating a contractor, go to http://www.slantfin.com/locator/.
Slant Fin at 800-873-4346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday though Friday or Hydrolevel at 800-654-0768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.hydrolevel.com and click Contact Us for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Hydrolevel has received five reports of the recalled controllers failing to shut down the boilers after they reach the high temperature limit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+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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