Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters 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: Gas water heaters
Hazard: On units with a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, the flame arrestor or flame arrestor plate can fail, posing a risk of fire or explosion if flammable liquids or gases are nearby.
Consumer Contact: Giant at (800) 363-9354 anytime or online at www.giantinc.com then click on Recall Information for more information.
Units: About 240
Description: This recall involves atmospherically vented propane and natural gas water heaters in 30, 40, 50 and 60 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are white with a red "Giant" logo decal on the front. The water heaters have a nameplate near the gas valve with the model number, date of manufacture and serial number. Recalled water heaters have the following model number and have a serial number within the following ranges:
|Model||Serial Number Range|
|UG30-30MF-N2U-US||A7093000, A7176930 to A7176932|
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately ensure there are no combustible materials near the water heater and contact Giant for a free inspection. If the water heater has a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, Giant will replace the water heater free of charge.
Sold at: Independent distributors in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania from April 2014 through October 2014 for between $340 and $830.
Manufacturers: Giant Factories Inc., of Canada
Manufactured in: Canada