DE and PSC II Series
NEWS from CPSC – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
September 11, 2008
PB Heat Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Gas Boilers
Units: About 1,200
Manufacturer: PB Heat LLC, of Bally, Pa.
Hazard: The pressure switch could have an internal defect that could fail to shut down the boilers under vent or air inlet blockage. This switch defect could allow the boilers to produce excessive levels of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the DE and PSC II Gas Fired Cast Iron Boilers with the Endura Plastics Model ES2035 pressure switch used for home heating and domestic hot water heating. The boilers were available in either natural or LP gas. The boiler rating label is located on the top jacket panel on Series PSCII models and the left side jacket panel on the Series DE models. The label includes the model and serial number. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Other suffix designation may follow the base model number such as SV-WPC.
Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,800 and $3,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer immediately for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact PB Heat toll-free at (877) 257-3300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.peerlessboilers.com
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