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Fluid Handling Recalls Low Water Cut-Off Control Units for Hot Water or Steam Boilers Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

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: McDonnell & Miller Low Water Cut-Off control units for hot water or steam boilers

Hazard: The ground wire and probe wires could be incorrectly assembled in the units by the manufacturer, posing fire and explosion hazards.

Remedy: Repair, Replace

Consumer Contact: Fluid Handling/Xylem toll-free at (866) 325-4204 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or online at http://unitedstates.xylemappliedwater.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Units: About 1,200

Description: This recall involves McDonnell & Miller series 750 Low Water Cut-Off control units, which in connection with a water level sensor, are used as a primary or secondary safety control on hot water or steam boilers to signal the boiler to provide protection in low water conditions. The unit is mounted on the outside of a boiler, generally near the boiler's main electrical panel. They are black and measure about 6 inches high x 5 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches deep. The units have a green LED "On" light, a red LED "Low Water" light and test and manual reset buttons on the top. "McDonnell & Miller," "Guard Dog," "Low Water Cut-Off" and model numbers 750-MT-120, 751-MT-120, 751P-MT-120 or 752P-MT-24 are printed on a white label on the outside of the unit. Date codes G41 or H41 are inked on the inside back plate.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Contact Fluid Handling/Xylem for a free inspection, repair or free installation of a replacement low water cut-off unit. The firm is contacting purchasers directly.

Distributed by: Wholesale plumbing product distributors to plumbing suppliers from July 2014 through August 2014 for between $80 and $125.

Manufacturer: Fluid Handling LLC, of Morton Grove, Ill., a division of Xylem Inc.

Manufactured in: USA