The water heater’s flame arrestor can fail to work properly, posing a fire hazard.
A. O. Smith toll-free at 866-854-2793 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.waterheaterrecall.com and click on the “check my serial number” link associated with this recall for more information.
This recall includes A. O. Smith 30-gallon natural gas water heaters with model number G6-UT3030NV and serial numbers with the first four digits of 1805 through 1809. A. O. Smith, the model number and the serial number are printed on the data plate located next to the gas water heater’s control valve/thermostat. A. O. Smith is printed near the top of the water heater.
Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters and contact A. O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.