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Delta Combination Water Heaters Recalled by Triangle Tube for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

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Recall Date:
September 07, 2006

Recall Details

September 7, 2006
Release #06-252
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-6271


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Delta Performance or Delta Performance Plus Series Combination Water Heaters

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Triangle Tube/Phase III, of Blackwood, N.J.

Hazard: The burner plate and flue hood seal on the water heaters can fail due to an improper seal causing a leak of flue gases and carbon monoxide (CO). This poses the risk of CO poisoning to consumers inside of the house.

Incidents/Injuries: Triangle Tube has received one report of a flue leak with the recalled Combination Water Heater during installation. No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled Delta Performance or Delta Performance Plus Series Combination Water Heaters operate on natural or propane gas. The water heaters are white and rectangular. "Triangle Tube" is written on the silver-colored control panel. "Delta" is printed on the front of the water heater. The burner is located under a white or gray cover that protrudes outward at the bottom front of the heater. The models and serial numbers included in this recall are listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the rating plate on either the front or the right side of the water heater.



ModelsSerial Numbers
PG-25 1148


Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale companies to independent plumbing and heating contractors from August 2001 to January 2006 for about $3,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heaters and contact Triangle Tube to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Triangle Tube at (800) 856-6271 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Delta PG Series Performance Water Heater Picture of Recalled Delta PG Plus Series Performance Plus Water Heater

PG Series                                                                    PG Plus Series 






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