|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2007
Firm's Hotline: (800) 688-2575
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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NY Thermal Inc. Recalls to Repair Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide 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 contact the firm to arrange for a free repair.
Name of product: NTI Trinity Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers
Units: About 4,800
Distributor: NY Thermal Inc., of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
Hazard: Acidic liquid in a drain line can cause a fitting in the boiler to leak, posing a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: NY Thermal Inc. has received one report outside of the United States of a leaking fitting resulting in a CO alarm activation. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes NTI Trinity gas-fired hot water boilers with model numbers Ti100, Ti150, Ti200 and Ti400. The boilers were manufactured between November 28, 2005 and January 8, 2007. The Ti100, Ti150 and Ti200 are wall-mounted units, and the Ti400 rests on the floor. The boilers are gray in color and "NTI" appears on the front cover. The model number and date of manufacture are located on the ID label inside the front cover of the boiler.
Sold by: Plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from November 2005 through February 2007 for between $3,000 and 8,500, depending on the model.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the firm for instructions and to arrange for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact NY Thermal Inc. at (800) 688-2575 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nythermal.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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