FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2002
PRODUCT: Thermal Safety Control Valve - Invensys Climate Controls - OEM Products Group, of Long Beach Calif., a division of Invensys Control Systems, is recalling 18,200 TS11 Thermal Safety Control Valves, which are installed in commercial ovens, ranges, and warmer trays by OEM manufacturers and service organizations. The affected units were manufactured between June 2001 and August 2001 and have production dates beginning with codes 0124 through and including 0131. The date codes are marked on the backside of the upper housing, below the red button.
PROBLEM: The lower body, with 1/4", 3/8", 7/16" inlet/outlet diameter, may have a machining defect that can create a thin wall on the bottom of the casting. The cast area may break through partially or completely in a circular pattern when rapped, causing an external leak. The leaking gas may cause a fire.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers who have one of these valves should return to the point of purchase or to Invensys. For further information, please call Janet Schantz, the Invensys Climate Controls contact at (800) 232-9389 Ext.2553, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 4:00 pm PT.
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