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Safety Alert

Hydrolevel Recalls Controllers for Slant/Fin Boilers Due to Fire 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: HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controllers for Slant/Fin boilers

Hazard: A malfunction in the recalled controller can cause the boiler to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: October 18, 2018

Units: About 3,900 (in addition, about 370 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Slant Fin at 800-873-4346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday though Friday or Hydrolevel at 800-654-0768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.hydrolevel.com and click Contact Us for more information.

Description: This recall involves the Hydrolevel HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller which is a black rectangular control unit for residential Slant/Fin VSPH boilers. The unit has six small LED lights and the word 'Hydrostat' on the front. The controller says HydroStat on the front and HydroStat Model 3000 on the back.

Remedy: Consumers with Slant/Fin model VSPH boilers should immediately contact a contractor to schedule a free repair. For assistance in locating a contractor, go to http://www.slantfin.com/locator/. Incidents/Injuries: Hydrolevel has received five reports of the recalled controllers failing to shut down the boilers after they reach the high temperature limit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At: Slant/Fin distributors, residential boiler contractors and boiler distributors nationwide from May 2012 through July 2018 for about $185 for the boiler controller

Manufacturer: Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Distributor: Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Manufactured In: United States