Bosch Thermotechnology Recalls Boiler Survey Service Kits

Bosch Thermotechnology is recalling about 1,500 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Boiler Survey Service Kits for Gas-Fired Boilers due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The CPSC is advising that consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed and points out that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The recalled Boiler Survey Service Kits for Gas-Fired Boilers were manufactured in the Netherlands by Nefit B.V. Inc of the Netherlands and imported by Bosch Thermotechnology of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

The use of a silver-colored gas pipe adapter included in the service kit can lead to gas leakage, posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled Boiler Survey Service Kits for Gas-Fired Boilers is a service kit that was distributed for free to some contractors and distributors. The service kit contained a silver-colored adapter.

The kit, which has the number 8718600187 on the side of the box, was used as part of a program to evaluate the effects of heating water quality on components of Buderus gas-fired condensing gas boilers with model numbers GB142/24, GB142/30, GB142/45, and GB142/60. The model number is located on a label on the boiler’s bottom left side.

The recalled Boiler Survey Service Kits for Gas-Fired Boilers were distributed to plumbing and heating contractors and equipment distributors nationwide from February 2010 through May 2010 for free.

The CPSC is advising consumers with the involved boilers (listed above) and that were serviced after February 1, 2010, to immediately contact the service provider to determine if the recalled kit was installed in their boilers. If it was, consumers should arrange with the service provider for an immediate free inspection and repair. Contractors and distributors who received kits from Bosch are directly contacting consumers who have boilers with the recalled kits installed. Bosch Thermotechnology can be reached, toll-free, at (800) 283-3787 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website at www.buderus.net

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