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Safety Alert

U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: 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.

Units: About 26,000 in the United States and about 310 in Canada

Description: 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

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: 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.

Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from December 2005 through February 2013 for between $1,700 and $4,900.

Manufacturer: U.S. Boiler Company Inc., of Lancaster, Penn.

Manufactured in: United States