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CPSC RECALL - Crown Boiler Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The following is cast iron water boiler recall. In my area I have never seen a Crown Boiler, but this recall is a safety hazard that gets added to the list. The majority of homeowners here in Northern Utah have forced air gas fired furnaces and not radiant heat boiler systems.
QUESTION: What is the risk associated with this recall?
ANSWER: Carbon monoxide poisoning.
QUESTION: What should you do if you have one of these boilers?
ANSWER: Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or Crown Boiler to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers who continue using the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Communications||Washington, D.C.|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2013
| Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 688-0776
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Type of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers
Hazard: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: Crown Boiler Company toll-free at (855) 688-0776 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.crownboiler.com and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement for more information.
Units: About 2,200
Description: This recall involves Crown Boiler CWD series cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water in home baseboard, floor or radiator heating systems. The boilers are red and gray, about 37 inches tall, about 23 inches deep and range from about 16 to 42 inches wide. The Crown Boiler logo is on the front of the boiler. Recalled boilers have model numbers that begin with CWD and were manufactured between May 1, 2005 and July 1, 2013. The model number and the manufacturing date are located on a white rating label located on the upper right side of the boiler. The manufacturing date appears under “Series” in the MM/DD/YYYY or M/D/YYYY format or as a two-letter code. Recalled models have dates between 5/1/2005 and 7/1/2013 or one of the following two-letter codes:
- EB, FB, GB, HB, IB, JB, KB, LB
- AC, BC, CC, DC, EC, FC, GC, HC, IC, JC, KC, LC
- AD, BD, CD, DD, ED, FD, GD, HD, ID, JD, KD, LD
- AE, BE, CE, DE, EE, FE, GE, HE, IE, JE, KE, LE
- AF, BF, CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, HF, IF, JF, KF, LF
- AG, BG, CG, DG, EG, FG, GG, HG, IG, JG, KG, LG
- AH, BH, CH, DH, EH, FH, GH, HH, IH, JH, KH, LH
- AI, BI, CI, DI, EI, FI, GI, HI, II, JI, KI, LI
- AJ, BJ, CJ, DJ, EJ, FJ.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or Crown Boiler to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers who continue using the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.
Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2005 through July 2013 for between $4,000 and $6,700.
Manufacturer: Crown Boiler Company, of Philadelphia
Manufactured in: United States
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