FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2003

Alert #03-540

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. 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: Ultra 155 & Ultra 230 Gas Boilers

Units: 1,700

Manufacturer: The Weil-McLain Company of Michigan City, Ind.

Hazard: Weil-McLain has determined that the gas valve mounting screws on the recalled boilers may have not been fully tightened during the assembly process and may have come loose in transportation. Weil-McLain is concerned that loose gas fittings could result in leaking gas, fire and/or explosions that could cause bodily injuries or property damage.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

Description: The Ultra 155 & Ultra 230 Gas Boilers are condensing high- efficient gas-fired boilers for space heating. They have 93% operating efficiency and use a cast aluminum, mono block heat exchanger packaged in a glossy silver/flat black jacket.

Sold: Nationally at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors from December 2002 through February 2003 for approximately $4500.

WHAT TO DO: Weil-McLain is providing distributors and installers with a "Safety Notice" package for each boiler containing instructions, replacement screws and a reimbursement form. Installers are also asked to tighten the gas valve union. Installers will be reimbursed $50 for each boiler they inspect.

Consumer Contact: Call Weil-McLain at 219-879-6561 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, and ask for Consumer Relations, or visit the firm's web site at www.weil-mclain.com.

Picture of Recalled Gas Boiler
Red square highlights affected area

Picture of Recalled Gas Boiler
Red square highlights affected area
Picture of Recalled Gas Boiler