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Rheem Recalls Water Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

This applies to electric heaters. The control panel can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Rheem toll-free at 866-369- 4786 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday or online at www.rheem.com and click on Recall Information for more information.


-- May 26, 2016


Water Heating Technologies Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion. Contact Water Heating Technologies toll-free at 888-883-0788 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.


-- May 26, 2016


A.O. Smith Recalls John Wood Brand Oil-Fired Water Heaters

The water heater’s combustion chamber can be misaligned and heat the exterior walls of the water heater instead of the water. Combustible material near the outside of the water heater can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards. For more information: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/A-O-Smith-Recalls-John-Wood-Brand-Oil-Fired-Water-Heaters


-- June 2, 2015


Navien Tankless Water Heater Recall

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: Navien Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters; Units: About 13,000; Importer: Navien America Inc., of Irvine, Calif.; Manufacturer: Kyung Dong Navien Co. Ltd., South Korea; Hazard: An unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied. A detached vent collar poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer. Incidents/Injuries: None reported; Description: Navien tankless hot water heaters are white with “T-Creator” and “NAVIEN” on the front. Recalled model numbers are CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A) manufactured in 2008. A label on the side of the water heater lists the model number along with the manufacturing year in YYYY format. Sold by: Wholesale distributors to in-home installers nationwide from February 2008 through March 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100.

Manufactured in: South Korea Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and check the model and manufacture year information on their Navien water heater. Consumers with recalled water heaters should immediately contact Navien to schedule a free repair. Navien will replace all Nylon 66 vent collar with PVC collars. Consumers who continue use of the water heaters while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home. Customer contact: For additional information, contact Navien at (800) 244-8202 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.navienamerica.com Note: Regardless of the type of water heater that is used, every home should have a CO alarm outside all sleeping areas and consumers should ensure that their CO alarms have working batteries.


-- Dec. 29, 2011


Water Heater Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today annunced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Natural and propane gas water heaters; Units: About 1,500; Manufacturer: A.O. Smith Water Products Co., of Ashland City, Tenn. Hazard: The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater's exhaust can leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves 75 gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. "A.O. Smith" or "State" is printed on the side of the unit. Model and serial numbers are printed on the water heater's rating plate. Brand Name - M odel Number A.O. Smith - FCG-75 300 and FCG-75 301 State - GS6 75 XRR S and GS6 75 CRR S Serial Number Ranges L07A071460 through L07A144966 or M07A009387 through M07A072884 Sold by: Independent contractors and plumbers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $1,000 and $2,500.

A.O. Smith recall hotline: (866) 880-4661 CPSC recall hotline: (800) 638-2772


-- April 3, 2008


Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve Recall

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.

Name of Product: One-inch 140X-9 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves; Units: About 900 Manufacturer: Watts Regulator Co., of North Andover, Mass.
Hazard: The relief valve can fail to reduce pressure and avert failure or rupture of the water heater tank and associated valves, posing rupture and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the one-inch 140X-9 Temperature and Pressure Relief valves, which are typically used in large water heaters for commercial buildings or possibly for large homes. The valves bear item codes 0259844 (75 psi/210°F); 0259924 (100 psi/210°F); 0259708 (150 psi/210°F); 0259925 (125 psi/210°F); and 0259930 (150 psi/210°F). The affected date codes are 0641R through 0930R. The date code is printed after the model number “M15” on a green metal tag fastened to the pressure relief valve.
Sold by: Authorized distributors nationwide from October 2006 through July 2009 for between $250 and $280. The valves were typically sold as replacement parts for large water heaters used in commercial locations or possibly large homes. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Watts Regulator to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Watts Regulator toll-free at (888) 272-4649 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.watts.com.

-- Dec. 22, 2009