Gas Regulators – Fisher Controls – Model R622H

Recall Alert = U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

April 24, 2008
Alert #08-561

 

Fisher Controls International Recalls Gas Regulators for Leak Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.Consumers should contact their LP-Gas dealer immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fisher Model R622H 1st stage LP gas regulators

Units: About 142,000

Manufacturer: Fisher Controls International (FCI), of McKinney, Texas

Hazard: Gas can leak from regulator when the diaphragm pulls inward into the casing, posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: FCI has received one report involving a fire in a tobacco barn.

Description: The recalled gas regulators were manufactured from June 2006 through January 2008 and installed on LP-gas supply systems in homes and small commercial buildings (see photo below). The recall involves model R622H LP-gas regulators with type numbers in the table below:

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The type number is located on a white label attached to the spring case chimney (see photo below). The box label
also includes the type number. There are no serial numbers on these regulators. The regulators are date stamped
with the month and year (12-07 indicating made in December 2007) of manufacture on the product.

Sold by: FCI to LP-Gas dealers nationwide from June 2006 through January 2008.
Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers who had a LP-gas system installed with a recalled regulator should immediately contact the company that provides their LP-gas services to determine if they should receive a replacement regulator installed free-of-charge Regulators marked with a “D” near the inlet fitting are not part of this recall and do not need to be replaced.

Consumer Contact: Dealers that purchased and installed the recalled regulators have been notified of the recall directly and instructed to replace the regulator. The companies will contact consumers with the recalled regulators. Consumers who have not been contacted directly and wish to determine if they have a recalled gas regulator should call their gas supplier directly. For additional information contact Fisher Controls International toll free at (888) 237-1751 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at
www.fisherregulators.com

Fisher Model R622H 1st stage LP gas regulators
Below is a photo of the regulator that is the subject of this Recall Alert:

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The type number is located on a white label on the spring case chimney, as indicated in the photo below:

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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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