Two boiler models recalled because of carbon monoxide risks

January 13, 2014 By    

About 26,000 gas-fired hot water boilers from U.S. Boiler were recalled because of an air pressure switch that can fail to shut down the burners when a blockage is present in the vent system. In addition, nearly 200 gas-fired hot water boilers from New Yorker Boiler were recalled for the same reason.

According to separate press releases, both failures allow the boilers to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and pose hazards to consumers.

The U.S. Boiler recall involves ESC, PVG and SCG model cast iron hot water boilers that use LP gas or natural gas to heat water for residential space heating. Recalled boilers were manufactured between December 2005 and February 2013. Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors sold the boilers for between $1,700 and $4,900 between December 2005 and February 2013.

The New Yorker Boiler’s recall, meanwhile, involves PVCGA model cast iron hot water boilers that use LP gas or natural gas to heat water for residential space heating. Recalled boilers were manufactured between May 2012 and February 2013. Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors sold the boilers across the United States between July 2012 and February 2013 for between $1,600 and $3,200 apiece.

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