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Reliance Worldwide Recalls Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Devices Due to Scald 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: Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Device

Hazard: The thermal element in the TAFR can fail to operate, causing the users to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injury.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Reliance Worldwide toll-free (844) 441-1496 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cashacme.com and click "Recall Info" for more information.

Units: About 26,000

Description: This recall involves Cash Acme Heatguard® brand Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) devices. The Heatguard® TAFR is a metal, cylindrical-shaped thermostatic device used on lavatory faucets and showers. TAFR flow reducers sense high temperature water and reduce water flow if the temperature achieves 120° F (49° C). These devices may be used in private and public housing, child care centers, hospitals, hotels and motels. The following three TAFR models sold from December 2014 to May 2015 are included in the recall.

 

TAFR Name
Model Number
Shower Safe Assembly

SD-LF #24718

Tap Safe Assembly
 TD-LF #24719
Shower Safe Assembly
 SD-01 #24110-0000

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should use caution when turning on faucets and showers with the recalled TAFR device installed and immediately contact Reliance Worldwide to receive a free replacement TAFR. Consumers will be mailed a replacement TAFR device with step-by-step installation instructions, and a postage pre-paid envelope to return the recalled TAFR to Reliance Worldwide.

Sold at: Plumbing retailers and wholesalers including: Antiscald, Inc., Best Plumbing Specialties, Coley Electrical and Plumbing Supply, Dutton Lainson Company, FEI, Grainger, HD Supply, M-One Specialties, Security Supply, The Alzheimer's Store, TM O'Donnell, and Westco Pipe and Supply from December 2014 through May 2015 for about $30.

Distributer: Reliance Worldwide Corp. of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in: United States