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Hydrolevel Recalls Controllers for Slant/Fin Boilers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller for Slant/Fin boilers.
Name of Product:
HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controllers for Slant/Fin boilers
Hazard:

A malfunction in the recalled controller can cause the boiler to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 18, 2018
Units:
About 3,900 (in addition, about 370 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Slant Fin at 800-873-4346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday though Friday or Hydrolevel at 800-654-0768 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.hydrolevel.com and click Contact Us for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Hydrolevel HydroStat Model 3000 boiler controller which is a black rectangular control unit for residential Slant/Fin VSPH boilers. It is used on Slant/Fin boilers with a serial number between 1581920 and 2476166. The boiler controller unit has six small LED lights and the word ‘Hydrostat’ on the front. The controller says HydroStat on the front and HydroStat Model 3000 on the back. The serial number on the boiler is located on the rating plate located on the top cabinet panel.  

Remedy:

 Consumers with Slant/Fin model VSPH boilers should immediately contact a contractor to schedule a free repair. For assistance in locating a contractor, go to http://www.slantfin.com/locator/.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hydrolevel has received five reports of the recalled controllers failing to shut down the boilers after they reach the high temperature limit. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At

Slant/Fin distributors, residential boiler contractors and boiler distributors nationwide from May 2012 through July 2018 for about $185 for the boiler controller

Manufacturer(s):

Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Manufactured In:
United States
Distributor(s):

Hydrolevel Company, of North Haven, Conn.

Recall number:
19-016
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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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