July 9, 2009
Bosch Thermotechnology Recalls Boilers Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Gas-Fired Wall-Hung Boilers
Units: About 90
Importers: Bosch Thermotechnology, of Londonderry, N.H.
Manufacturer: Nefit B.V. Inc., of the Netherlands
Hazard: An electrical connector can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Buderus GB142 is a gas-fired, wall-hung boiler. The boilers are white and designed to be mounted on walls. The black control drawer in the bottom center of the front of the boiler is marked “Buderus GB 142.” Boilers with a green sticker inside the control drawer are not included. The model numbers included in the recall are 142/24, 142/30, 142/45 and 142/60. Only models with date codes of 7246 through 7256 are included in the recall. The model number and date code are located on a label on the bottom left side of the boiler.
Sold by: Wholesale distributors to plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $5,000 and $7,500.
Manufactured in: The Netherlands
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled boilers immediately and contact their certified heating contractors or Bosch Thermotechnology for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Bosch Thermotechnology at (800) 283-3787 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.buderus.net
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