Water Heating Technologies recalled some of its American Standard gas water heaters.
Water Heating Technologies produces both LP gas and natural gas water heaters. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), some of Water Heating Technologies’ American Standard gas water heaters installed between May 2015 and February 2016 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. This poses a risk of fire or explosion, according to CPSC.
The recall applies to about 14,400 units that were installed across the United States. The gas water heaters, which come in 30-, 40- and 50-gallon capacities, are white with an American Standard logo on the front. Model numbers included in the recall begin with “GN” and “GSN.”
The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners of the recalled gas water heaters to stop using them immediately and call Water Heating Technologies at 888-883-0788 to arrange for a service technician to inspect, repair or replace the water heater free of charge. A complete list of models and serial numbers recalled can be found online. The Consumer Product Safety Commission adds that there have been no incidents or injuries reported in connection to the recall to date.