Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

The low lead brass shut-off valves can crack and cause gas to leak.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 11, 2012
Recall number: 13-064
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    Valve Handle with Date Code

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Low Lead Ball Valve/Shut-Off Gas Valves

Hazard:

The valves can crack and cause gas to leak. This poses fire and explosion hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery, 1101 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; toll-free at (855) 779-9200, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.fsvalve.com.tw, then click on the Safety Recall Notice button for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 163,000

Description

This recall involves seven brands of sweat and threaded, low lead ball valves used in flammable gas piping systems used in commercial or residential settings. They are brass shut-off valves assembled with pipe lines of ¾ inch and 1 inch and have a date code 1103 through 1112, in YYMM format, where YY is the year and MM is the month. The date code is located under the valve handle. The pipe size is marked on the body of the valve. Fu San’s logo and the “O” marking designated for low lead valves are marked on the valves’ neck under where the handle assembles. The word “Taiwan” appears on the handle as a country of origin marking. The valves were sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

 

Brand Name

Model Number

Valve Dimensions/Sweat or Threaded Valves

Aqualine 

BBV-075-LF 

¾ inch/Threaded

BBV-075S-LF           

¾ inch/Sweat

BBV-100-LF

1 inch/Threaded

BBV-100S-LF           

1 inch/Sweat

AY McDonald

 

72032S

¾ inch/Sweat 

72032T

¾ inch/Threaded

FNW

FNWX410AF

¾ inch/Threaded

FNWX410AG           

1 inch/Threaded

FNWX411F

¾ inch/Sweat

FNWX411G

1 inch/Sweat

Hodes Co.

40-642

1 inch/Threaded

40-662

1 inch /Threaded

40-677

¾ inch/Sweat

40-687

¾ inch/Sweat

40-678

1 inch/Sweat

40-688

1 inch/Sweat

Legend

T1002NL

1 inch/Threaded

Leonard Valve

83503

¾ inch/Sweat

83504

1 inch/Sweat

83538

¾ inch/Threaded

83539

1 inch/Threaded

Mueller

107-844NL

¾ inch/Sweat

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should turn off the gas supply until a replacement gas valve has been professionally installed. Consumers should contact Danville Sales which, on behalf of Fu San Machinery, will provide compensation of $300 to reimburse customers for costs incurred to remove and return the valve and for purchasing and installing a replacement valve. The affected valve should be returned to the Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery with a photo depicting the valve in the gas line before removal and showing the date code on the valve, along with the address and details of the location where the valve was installed.  The requested information, the recalled valve, and the consumer name and address should be sent to the address in the Consumer Contact paragraph. Upon receipt, Fu San will reimburse customers in the amount of $300.

Sold at

Fu San Machinery directly to seven distributors nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for between $13 and $20.

Importer

Aqualine, of Corona, Calif.; AY McDonald Manufacturing Co., of Dubuque, Iowa; FNW, of Portland, Ore.; Hodes Co., of Kansas City, Mo.; Legend, of Auburn Hills, Mich;  Leonard Valve, of Cranston, R.I.  and Mueller of Memphis, Tenn. 

Manufacturer

Fu San Machinery Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Valve Front Side

  • Valve Back Side

  • Valve Handle with Date Code