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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ECR International Recall Hotline: (800) 241-5501
May 2, 2002
Release # 02-152
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ECR International, of Utica, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 gas-fired boilers. The burners on these boilers could produce excess carbon monoxide (CO) in the flue, due to improper combustion, posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.
CPSC and ECR International have not received any reports of injuries or incidents relating to these boilers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries. The firm discovered the problem with these boilers during routine testing.
The recalled boilers have the Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco brand names, which is written on the front of the boilers. The model and serial number are located on the data plate located on the right side of the boiler. The following models and serial numbers are included in the recall:
|Brand||Model Numbers||Serial Numbers|
|Dunkirk/Sears Kenmore||PVWB-4 through PVWB-9
PWB4 through PWB9
PWB-4 through PWB-9
PWX-4 through PWX-9
|320100007S - 520100299S
010200098S - 090200182S
|Lennox||GWB8-105E through GWB8-280E
GWB8-105S through GWB8-280S
|340100148S - 500100600S
010200199S - 050200279S
BW1AAN000105 - BW1AAN000280
BW1AAP000105 - BW1AAP000280
BW2AAP000105 - BW2AAP000280
|3601V04044S - 5201V08708S
0102V000015S - 0902V01118S
|Pennco||1504HWID and 1509HWID(natural gas)
1504HWD and 1509HWD(natural gas)
1502HWID - 1509HWID (LPgas only)
1502HWD - 1509HWD (LP gas only)
|90131-0924 through 90152-0424
90201-0421 through 90208-0424
Independent heating contractors sold and installed these boilers nationwide from August 2001 through March 2002 for between $1,200 and $3,000.
Consumers should contact ECR International immediately to arrange for a free repair. Consumers can call ECR International at (800) 241- 5501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
CPSC recommends that every home should have at least one CO alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2034 standard, International Approval Services 6-96 standard or the Canadian Standards Association 6.19-01 standard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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