|August 9, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Service kit for gas-fired boiler
Units: About 1,500
Importer: Bosch Thermotechnology of Londonderry, N.H.
Manufacturer: Nefit B.V. Inc of the Netherlands
Hazard: The use of a silver-colored gas pipe adapter included in the service kit can lead to gas leakage, posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recalled product is a service kit that was distributed for free to some contractors and distributors that contained a silver-colored adapter. The kit, which has the number 8718600187 on the side of the box, was used as part of a program to evaluate the effects of heating water quality on components of Buderus gas-fired condensing gas boilers with model numbers GB142/24, GB142/30, GB142/45, and GB142/60. The model number is located on a label on the bottom left side of the boiler.
Distributed to: Plumbing and heating contractors and equipment distributors nationwide from February 2010 through May 2010 for free.
Manufactured in: The Netherlands
Remedy: Consumers with boilers listed above that were serviced after February 1, 2010, should immediately contact the service provider to determine if the kit was installed in their boilers. If it was, consumers should arrange with the service provider for an immediate free inspection and repair. Contractors and distributors who received kits from Bosch are directly contacting consumers who have boilers with the recalled kits installed.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Bosch Thermotechnology at (800) 283-3787 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.buderus.net
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