U.S. Boiler Co. Inc. is recalling about 26,000 gas-fired hot water boilers in the United States and about 310 in Canada.
The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there’s a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, which can be a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.
This recall involves U.S. Boiler ESC, PVG, and SCG model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating.
The boilers are light blue in color with black trim, about 40 inches tall, about 26 inches deep, and range from 12 to 31 inches wide. The model name and U.S. Boiler logo are on the front cover of the boiler. The front cover of the boiler is vented.
Recalled boilers were manufactured between December 2005 and February 2013. The model number, serial number, and manufacturing date are located on a silver label on the top panel of ESC models and on the inside of PVG and SCG models on the right side panel. The manufacturing date appears in the upper right corner of the silver label in the MM/YYYY format.
The boilers were sold at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from December 2005 through February 2013 for between $1,700 and $4,900.
Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or U.S. Boiler to schedule an in-home safety inspection and repair, the commission and company advise. Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.
For more information, call U.S. Boiler at 888-432-8887 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.usboiler.net and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.