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Gas Valves Prompt Warning

Nombre del producto:
Gas valves
Riesgo:

Certain manually operated gas valves imported since 1976 may leak, creating the possibility of fire or explosion in the home.

Remedio:
Inspección
Ninguno disponible
Fecha del retiro:
Abril 24, 1978
Unidades:

Hundreds of thousands

Contacto para los consumidores

Anyone aware of a fire or gas leak stemming from a defective valve should report the incident to CPSC's toll-free hotline by calling 800-638-2772.

Detalles del retiro

Descripción:

WASHINGTON, DC (Apr. 24) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today warned consumers that certain manually operated gas valves imported since 1976 may leak, creating the possibility of fire or explosion in the home.

Hundreds of thousands of these valves have been distributed nationwide.

The suspect gas valves, used to shut off the gas supply to gas appliances, have reportedly been involved in two fires and 15 gas leaks in Sacramento County, California. The CPSC staff is currently investigating these reports and attempting to identify all importers of the gas valves.

According to Commission staff, the defective valves, all manufactured in Taiwan, are believed to have been imported and distributed by a number of firms since early 1976. The valves can be identified by the number "3/4" or "1/2" stamped on the side of the unit and the word "Taiwan" on the unit's washer. However, gas valves manufactured in Taiwan by other companies could bear similar identification.

If you live in a house built or remodeled since early 1976 which uses gas appliances, or in a home where new gas appliances have been installed, check your gas lines to see if one of the defective valves has been used. If you are not sure where to look for the valves, contact your builder, gas appliance installer or local gas company for help. You should call your local gas company if you suspect one of the defective valves is in your house or if you smell gas.

Anyone aware of a fire or gas leak stemming from a defective valve should report the incident to CPSC's toll-free hotline by calling 800-638-2772.

Remedio:

Consumers who live in a house built or remodeled since early 1976 that uses gas appliances, or in a home where new gas appliances have been installed, should check their gas lines to see if one of the defective valves has been used. If unsure where to look for the valves, consumers should contact their builder, gas appliance installer or local gas company for help. Consumers should call their local gas company if they suspect one of the defective valves is in their homes, or if they smell gas.

Incidentes/Lesiones:

The suspect gas valves, used to shut off the gas supply to gas appliances, have reportedly been involved in two fires and 15 gas leaks in Sacramento County, California.

Fabricado(as) en:
Taiwan
Número del retiro:
78-026

Nota: Puede haber declaraciones individuales de los comisionados sobre este tema. Para buscar las declaraciones (en inglés) sobre este u otros temas visite www.cpsc.gov/commissioners.

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Acerca de la CPSC

La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados al uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de lesiones asociadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 50 años.

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