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Wall-Mounted Radiators Recalled by Rettig Belgium Due to Crush Hazard; Child's Death Reported

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Recall Date:
March 05, 2009

Recall Details

March 5, 2009
Release #09-143
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 963-1477

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: Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators

Units: About 36 in the United States, 113,000 worldwide

Manufacturer: Rettig Belgium NV, of Belgium

Hazard: The radiator can come loose from the wall, and fall on people near it.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the U.S. There have been 52 incidents reported outside the U.S., including one that involved the death of a child in Belgium.

Description: The recalled radiators are used to heat a home and are mounted vertically to the wall. The recall involves the Radson Vertical 20 and 21, Radson Kos V21, and Radson Faro V21.

Sold by: Plumbing and heating supply companies from October 2007 through January 2008 for between $300 and $700.

Manufactured in: Belgium

Remedy: Consumers should avoid standing or sitting near the recalled radiators and contact their plumbing or heating supplier or Rettig for a free replacement suspension system.

Contact: For additional information, contact Rettig at (866) 963-1477 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site


Picture of Recalled Radson Faro V21 Radiator

Picture of Recalled Radson Vertical Radiator

Picture of Recalled Radson Kos V21 Radiator

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