Safety Alert Number 0701005

TAC LLC Recalls "Erie Boiler Boss" Boiler Controls for Scald Hazard

Release #07-089
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 692-1110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of product: "Erie Boiler Boss" Operating and Reset Controls
Units: About 850
Manufactured in: United States
Manufacturer: TAC LLC, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly Invensys Building Systems)

Hazard: These boiler controls can fail, causing water temperature to rise to the high temperature limit. Should the high temperature thermostat or external safety limit devices also fail, consumers could suffer scalds from unexpectedly hot water during use or system piping damage can result.

Incidents/Injuries: TAC is aware of 17 incidents where the boiler control reportedly failed. One incident of system pipe damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes all Erie Boiler Boss 2400 Operating Controls and Erie Boiler Boss 1200 Boiler Reset Controls. The controls are typically used to cycle the domestic or hydronic water system burner. The control is mounted in an enclosure mounted on or near the boiler. The recalled controls have a nameplate on the front of the enclosure with the system name and model number. A numerical LED display will be part of the nameplate. Affected BB2400 carton labels on uninstalled products will have date codes prior to 0523. Affected BB1200 carton labels on uninstalled controls will have date codes prior to 0647. No date code is stamped on installed products.

Sold at: TAC wholesalers, independent field offices and original equipment manufacturers nationwide. The controls for the 2400 model was sold from February 1998 through June 2005, and the controls for the 1200 model was sold from July 1999 through November 2006 for between $550 and $650. Remedy: Consumers should contact TAC to receive instructions on how to participate in the recall and obtain a free replacement control.

Consumer Contact: Contact TAC toll-free at (866) 692-1110 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: