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Viessmann U.S. Recalls Boilers Due to Fire Hazard

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by imacman, Oct 3, 2008.

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    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: Vitodens 200 Boilers

    Units: About 4,600

    Manufacturer: Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Canada

    Hazard: The boiler can leak gas, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The recall involves the Vitodens 200 boiler. The gas-fired boilers
    are white, wall-mounted and have "Viessmann" and "Vitodens 200" printed on the
    exterior in silver letters. The model and serial numbers included in the recall
    are listed below. The model number is located on the silver rating plate on the
    side of the boiler. Contact your certified HVAC contractor to open the boiler
    and locate the serial number on a white label on the side of the boiler, or
    under the bottom support panel. Vitodens 100 boilers are not included in this
    recall.

    Model Number | Serial Number
    WB2 6-24C | 7167063xxxxxxxxx or 7170317xxxxxxxxx
    WB2 6-24 | 7167064xxxxxxxxx or 7170318xxxxxxxxx
    WB2 8-32 | 7167065xxxxxxxxx or 7170319xxxxxxxxx
    WB2 11-44 | 7167066xxxxxxxxx or 7188578xxxxxxxxx
    WB2 15-60 | 7167067xxxxxxxxx or 7188577xxxxxxxxx

    Additional Information - If the serial number's 8th digit (listed in red) is a
    2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, the boiler is included in the recall.

    Sold by: Plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from January 2002 through
    December 2007 for between $4,000 and $7,500.

    Manufactured in: Canada

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boilers immediately weather permitting
    and contact their certified heating contractor or Viessmann for a free
    replacement of the boiler's O-ring.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Viessmann U.S. toll-free
    at (888) 414-9157, visit the firm's Web site at www.viessmann-us.com, or email
    the firm at o-ring@viessmann.com

    To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
    product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09002.html

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