Recall: R.W. Beckett Firomatic Fusible Safety Valves
On 2017-03-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding R.W. Beckett Firomatic Fusible Safety Valves due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $40.
About 20,000 units are involved in this R.W. Beckett fuel valves recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Safes category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The safety valve stem does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Firomatic 1/2 inch FPT Fusible Safety Valves series 200 Fusible Inline valve, 1/2F X 1/2F Out. The valves are located on the fuel lines that lead to oil-burning appliances. The valves have a UL metal ring on top of the body of the valve stamped with "FIROMATIC SERIES 200." "Firomatic" is cast into the body of the recalled valves.
These items were sold new+ at HVAC wholesale distributors including Ferguson Enterprises, FW Webb, Johnstone Supply, RE Michel Co and Sid Harvey Industries nationwide and from September 2011 through September 2016 for about $40.
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 contact R.W. Beckett for a free repair kit or a replacement valve and free installation.
R.W. Beckett at 800-645-2876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.beckettcorp.com and click on Support/Technical Bulletins for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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