February 1, 2006
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: GV Series Boilers
Manufacturer: Weil-McLain Company, of Michigan City, Ind.
Hazard: The blower assembly is not properly sealed. Gas can leak during operation and accumulate. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion could occur.
Incidents/Injuries: No reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: Weil-McClain GV water boiler Models GV-3, GV-4, GV-5 and GV-6 with a serial number/date code range of CP5075477 to CP5221234 and built from April 1, 2005 through October 31, 2005. Serial numbers and date codes are located on the left side of the jacket, above the boiler rating label.
Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale companies to independent plumbing heating contractors. Price to consumer (not installed) may range from about $2,200 to $3,200.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Weil-McLain repaired all recalled boilers at no cost to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Call Weil-McLain at (219) 879-6561 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, and ask for Consumer Relations, or visit the firm's Web site at www.weil-mclain.com
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.
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