|May 6, 2008
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: Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers
Units: About 1,800
Manufacturer: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.
Hazard: If there is a leak in the vent piping, the recalled boilers can leak carbon monoxide (CO) into the buildings in which they are installed, posing a risk of CO poisoning.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: : The recall involves cast iron, gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall.
|Model Name||Serial Numbers|
|GWS-127, GWS-158||From CP 5160092 through CP 5663040|
|GWI-063, GWI-095, GWI-127, GWI-158||From CP 4363986 through CP 5699844|
The model name and serial number are located on separate labels on the outside of the left panel.
Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007 for between $1,500 and $2,700.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Williamson-Thermoflo toll-free at (866) 783-9516 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.williamson-thermoflo.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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