Recall: McDonnell & Miller Low Water Cut-Off Control Units For Hot Water or Steam Boilers
On 2014-10-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding McDonnell & Miller Low Water Cut-Off Control Units For Hot Water or Steam Boilers due to a potential fire and explosion hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2014 for about $80 to $125.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Xylem boiler recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Boilers category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 100,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 325-4204
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What is the problem?
The ground wire and probe wires could be incorrectly assembled in the units by the manufacturer, posing fire and explosion hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves McDonnell & Miller series 750 Low Water Cut-Off control units, which in connection with a water level sensor, are used as a primary or secondary safety control on hot water or steam boilers to signal the boiler to provide protection in low water conditions. The unit is mounted on the outside of a boiler, generally near the boiler's main electrical panel. They are black and measure about 6 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches deep. The units have a green LED "On" light, a red LED "Low Water" light and test and manual reset buttons on the top. "McDonnell & Miller," "Guard Dog," "Low Water Cut-Off" and model numbers 750-MT-120, 751-MT-120, 751P-MT-120 or 752P-MT-24 are printed on a white label on the outside of the unit. Date codes G41 or H41 are inked on the inside back plate.
These items were sold new+ at Wholesale plumbing product distributors to plumbing suppliers from July 2014 through August 2014 for between $80 and $125.
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:
Contact Fluid Handling/Xylem for a free inspection, repair or free installation of a replacement low water cut-off unit. The firm is contacting purchasers directly.
Fluid Handling/Xylem toll-free at (866) 325-4204 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or online at http://unitedstates.xylemappliedwater.com and click on Recall Notice 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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