Gas-Fired Boilers – Weil-Mclain – CGs and CGi Series

CGs and CGi Series

Recall Alert – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

May 6, 2008
Alert #08-566

Weil-McLain Gas Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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: Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers

Units: About 32,000
Manufacturer: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.
Hazard: If there is a leak in the vent piping, the recalled boilers can leak carbon monoxide (CO) into the buildings in which they are installed, posing a risk of CO poisoning. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: : The recall involves cast iron, gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall.

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The model name and serial number are located on separate labels on the outside of the left panel.
Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007 for between $1,700 and $2,700.

Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Weil-McLain toll-free at (866) 783-9276 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.weil-mclain.com

 

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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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