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Weil-McLain Gas Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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Recall Date:
May 06, 2008

Recall Details

May 6, 2008
Alert #08-566
 

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: Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers

Units: About 32,000

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 NameSerial Numbers
CGs-3, CGs-4, CGs-5, CGs-6 From CP 5071501 through CP 5694976
CGi-3, CGi-5, CGi-6 Series 2 From CP 4134351 through CP 5698635

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 $1,700 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 Weil-McLain toll-free at (866) 783-9276 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.weil-mclain.com

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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