Weil-McLain Recalls Ultra Series Boilers Due to Risk of Fire, Explosion
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: Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH Ultra Series Boilers
Hazard: A cap on the boiler's manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.
Consumer Contact: Weil-McLain toll-free at (888) 770-7139 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.weil-mclain.com and click on "Product Safety Recalls" for more information.
Units: About 7,900 in the United States and 540 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The boilers have a serial number range between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985. Model and serial numbers are located on a bar-coded label affixed to the lower right side of the boiler, behind the removable front panel. The boilers have a Weil-McLain logo plate affixed to the front, a pewter/flat black cover and are either freestanding or wall-mounted.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of manifold caps cracking. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers, turn off the gas supply to the boilers and contact Weil-McLain to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Distributed by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, plumbers and contactors nationwide from June 2012 through March 2014 for about $4,200 to $6,200.
Distributor: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.
Manufactured in: United States