|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2003
Release # 03-174
|Company Phone Number: (888) 429-9273
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm 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: Pool Heaters
Units: About 15,800
Manufacturer: Hayward Pool Products Inc., of Elizabeth, N.J.
Hazard: A malfunctioning circuit board can cause these gas pool heaters to fail to ignite, allowing gas to accumulate in the heater cover. Delayed ignition of built-up gas can result in a fire or explosion causing property damage and injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Hayward Pool Products reported four incidents. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes all Hayward H-Series ED2 natural-draft pool heaters with model numbers:
A manufacturing label displaying the unit's model number and serial number is inside the unit, on the heater floor. Consumers can access the label by removing the front panel of the heater housing. The H-series ED2 Control Bezel assembly (a black box mounted behind the front control panel) encases the defective circuit board.
Sold at: Pool installer and distributors nationwide from December 2002 through June 2003 as a component of various pool heating systems.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should shut off the pool heater by switching off the corresponding circuit breaker. Consumer should contact Hayward Pool Products Inc., to schedule the installation of a free replacement control module.
Consumer Contact: Call Hayward Pool Products toll-free at (888) Hayward (429-9273) anytime, or go to their Web site at www.haywardnet.com.
Media Contact: John Neiswanger or Alexander D'Jamoos at (973) 274-8330.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.