Recall: U.S. Boiler Gas-fired Hot Water Boilers
On 2014-01-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding U.S. Boiler Gas-fired Hot Water Boilers due to a potential carbon monoxide poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2005 for about $1700 to $4900.
About 30,000 units are involved in this US Boiler Company 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 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 100,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 432-8887
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What is the problem?
The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves U.S. Boiler ESC, PVG and SCG model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. The boilers are light blue in color with black trim, about 40 inches tall, about 26 inches deep and range from 12 to 31 inches wide. The model name and U.S. Boiler logo are on the front cover of the boiler. The front cover of the boiler is vented. Recalled boilers were manufactured between December 2005 and February 2013. The model number, serial number and manufacturing date are located on a silver label on the top panel of ESC models and on the inside of PVG and SCG models on the right side panel. The manufacturing date appears in the upper right corner of the silver label in the MM/YYYY format. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are included in this recall:
|Model Number||Serial Number Range|
|ESC3 through ESC9||65249110 through 65382278|
|PVG3_P, PVG4_P and PVG5 through PVG9||64870666 through 65385748; 97939433|
|SCG3 through SCG9||35200197; 65283322 through 65858729|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37443r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from December 2005 through February 2013 for between $1,700 and $4,900.
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 with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or U.S. Boiler to schedule a free in-home safety inspection and repair. Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.
U.S. Boiler, toll-free at (888) 432-8887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.usboiler.net and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement 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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