Gas-Fired Boilers – Weil-McLain – GV Series 2005

Recall Alert – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

February 1, 2006
Alert #06-527

CPSC, Weil-McLain Company Announce Recall of Boilers

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: GV Series Boilers

Units: 1,131

Manufacturer: Weil-McLain Company, of Michigan City, Ind.

Hazard: The blower assembly is not properly sealed. Gas can leak during operation and accumulate. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion could occur.

Incidents/Injuries: No reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: Weil-McClain GV water boiler Models GV-3, GV-4, GV-5 and GV-6 with a serial number/date code range of CP5075477 to CP5221234 and built from April 1, 2005 through October 31, 2005. Serial numbers and date codes are located on the left side of the jacket, above the boiler rating label.

Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale companies to independent plumbing heating contractors. Price to consumer (not installed) may range from about $2,200 to $3,200.

Manufactured In: U.S.A.

Remedy: Weil-McLain repaired all recalled boilers at no cost to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Call Weil-McLain at (219) 879-6561 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, and ask for Consumer Relations, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.weil-mclain.com

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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