|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 414-9157
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: Vitodens 200 Boilers
Units: About 4,600
Manufacturer: Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Canada
Hazard: The boiler can leak gas, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Vitodens 200 boiler. The gas-fired boilers are white, wall-mounted and have "Viessmann" and "Vitodens 200" printed on the exterior in silver letters. The model and serial numbers included in the recall are listed below. The model number is located on the silver rating plate on the side of the boiler. Contact your certified HVAC contractor to open the boiler and locate the serial number on a white label on the side of the boiler, or under the bottom support panel. Vitodens 100 boilers are not included in this recall.
|Model Number||Serial Number||Additional Information|
|WB2 6-24C||7167063xxxxxxxxx or 7170317xxxxxxxxx||If the serial number's 8th digit
(listed in red) is a 2, 3, 4, 5 or
6, the boiler is included in the
|WB2 6-24||7167064xxxxxxxxx or 7170318xxxxxxxxx|
|WB2 8-32||7167065xxxxxxxxx or 7170319xxxxxxxxx|
|WB2 11-44||7167066xxxxxxxxx or 7188578xxxxxxxxx|
|WB2 15-60||7167067xxxxxxxxx or 7188577xxxxxxxxx|
Sold by: Plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from January 2002 through December 2007 for between $4,000 and $7,500.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boilers immediately weather permitting and contact their certified heating contractor or Viessmann for a free replacement of the boiler's O-ring.
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