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Water Heating Technologies Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

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  • Water Heating Technologies Gas Water Heaters
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Name of Product:
Gas water heaters
Hazard:
The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion.
Remedy:
Repair
Replace
Recall Date:
May 24, 2016
Units:
About 14,400
Consumer Contact
Water Heating Technologies toll-free at 888-883-0788 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves Water Heating Technologies “American Standard” gas water heaters. The model numbers included in the recall begin with GN and GSN. The water heaters are white with an “American Standard” logo printed on the front. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the water heater. The water heaters were sold in 30, 40 and 50 gallon capacities. A complete list of models and serial numbers can be found on the firm’s website at http://www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com/recall/.
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the gas water heaters and call Water Heating Technologies to arrange for a service technician to inspect, repair or replace the water heater free of charge.
Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At

Plumbing contractors nationwide from May 2015 through February 2016 for between $400 and $820.

Manufactured In:
Mexico
Importer(s):
Water Heating Technologies Corp., of Pomona, Calif.
Recall number:
16-171
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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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