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R.W. Beckett Recalls Fuel Oil Valves Due to Fire Hazard

  • R.W. Beckett Firomatic® FPT fuel oil safety valve
Name of Product:
Fuel oil valves
Hazard:

The safety valve stem of the fuel oil valves does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Repair
Recall Date:
March 10, 2017
Units:
About 18,000
Consumer Contact

R.W. Beckett at 800-645-2876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.beckettcorp.com and click on Support/Technical Bulletins for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Firomatic ½ inch FPT Fusible Safety Valves series 200 Fusible Inline valve, 1/2F X 1/2F Out. The valves are located on the fuel lines that lead to oil-burning appliances. The valves have a UL metal ring on top of the body of the valve stamped with “FIROMATIC SERIES 200.”  “Firomatic” is cast into the body of the recalled valves.   

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact R.W. Beckett for a free repair kit or a replacement valve and free installation.     

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

HVAC wholesale distributors including Ferguson Enterprises, FW Webb, Johnstone Supply, RE Michel Co and Sid Harvey Industries nationwide and from September 2011 through September 2016 for about $40.   

Manufacturer(s):

Shanghai Minmetals, of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

R.W. Beckett Corp., of North Ridgeville, Ohio

Recall number:
17-108
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