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Laars Heating Systems Company Recalls Residential Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

  • Recalled Laars Boiler
  • Boiler rating plate, showing model and serial number
Name of Product:
Residential atmospheric gas-fired boilers
Hazard:

The blocked vent temperature switch (BVTS) can malfunction, which can cause the release of gases, including carbon monoxide (CO), into consumers’ homes, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 30, 2022
Units:

About 545 (In addition, about 26 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Laars Heating Systems Company toll-free at 888-454-3223 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at warranty@laars.com or online at www.laars.com/voluntary-recall or www.laars.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves residential atmospheric gas-fired boilers manufactured from January 28, 2021 through January 12, 2022 and sold under the Laars Mini-Therm JX and Bradford White Brute Mini brand names. The following models and serial numbers are included and can be found on the boiler rating plate located on the on the right side of the boiler.

 

Model

Serial Number Range

JX050 or BJX050 (Laars Mini-Therm JX) 

V21306297 through V22311517

JX075 or BJX075 (Bradford White Brute Mini)

V21306262 through V21311453 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact Laars Heating Systems Company to arrange to have a certified technician install repairs at no cost to the consumer. Consumers who continue use of the boiler while awaiting repair should have working carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home and outside of sleeping areas. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Independent contractors, plumbers, and plumbing supply distributors nationwide from January 2021 through January 2022 for between $6,000 and $8,000, including installation.
Manufacturer(s):
Laars Heating Systems Company, of Rochester, New Hampshire
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
22-176
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