CPSC and Weil-McLain Company Announce Recall of Boilers that Pose Fire and Explosion Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Weil-McLain Company of Michigan City, Indiana, have announced the recall of some 1,131 GV Series Boilers manufactured in the United States because the blower assembly is not properly sealed. Gas can leak during operation and accumulate. If an ignition source is present, a fire or explosion could occur. No reports of incidents or injuries.

The recall involves Weil-McClain GV water boiler Models GV-3, GV-4, GV-5, and GV-6 with a serial number/date code range of CP5075477 to CP5221234 and built from April 1, 2005 through October 31, 2005. Serial numbers and date codes are located on the left side of the jacket, above the boiler rating label.

The affected boilers were sold at plumbing and heating wholesale companies to independent plumbing heating contractors. Price to consumer (not installed) may range from about $2,200 to $3,200.

Weil-McLain has announced that it repaired all recalled boilers at no cost to consumers.

Consumers with questions or inquiries should call Weil-McLain at (219) 879-6561 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, and ask for Consumer Relations, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.weil-mclain.com.

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