Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

R.W. Beckett Recalls Fuel Oil Valves 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: Firomatic fusible safety valves

Hazard: The safety valve stem does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace, Repair

Consumer Contact: R.W. Beckett at 800-645-2876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.beckettcorp.com and click on Support/Technical Bulletins for more information.

Units: About 18,000

Description: This recall involves Firomatic ½ inch FPT Fusible Safety Valves series 200 Fusible Inline valve, 1/2F X 1/2F Out. The valves are located on the fuel lines that lead to oil-burning appliances. The valves have a UL metal ring on top of the body of the valve stamped with "FIROMATIC SERIES 200." "Firomatic" is cast into the body of the recalled valves.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact R.W. Beckett for a free repair kit or a replacement valve and free installation.

Sold At: HVAC wholesale distributors including Ferguson Enterprises, FW Webb, Johnstone Supply, RE Michel Co and Sid Harvey Industries nationwide and from September 2011 through September 2016 for about $40.

Manufacturer: Shanghai Minmetals, of China

Importer: R.W. Beckett Corp., of North Ridgeville, Ohio

Manufactured in: China