Gas Boilers Recalled for Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The U.S. Consumer Produces Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued two recalls for <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective gas boilers due to carbon monoxide hazards.  Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, if there is a leak in the vent piping, the recalled boilers can leak carbon monoxide (CO) into the buildings in which they are installed, posing a risk of CO poisoning.  Both recalls involve cast iron, gas-fired boilers, manufactured in the United States and used for space heating.

In the first recall, Weil-McLain of Michigan City, Indiana—in collaboration with the CPSC—is voluntarily recalling about 1,800 Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers.  Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers recalled with the following model names and serial numbers:  Model Names: GWS-127 and GWS-158; Serial Numbers: From CP 5160092 through CP 5663040 and Model Name: GWI-063, GWI-095, GWI-127, and GWI-158; Serial Numbers: From CP 4363986 through CP 5699844.  The model name and serial number can be found on separate labels on the outside of the left panel of Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers.

Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers were sold by plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007 and retailed for between $1,500 and $2,700.

Consumers who have not already been contacted by Williamson-Thermoflo should contact their installer for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.  For additional information, contact Williamson-Thermoflo toll-free at (866) 783-9516 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.williamson-thermoflo.com

The second recall was also voluntary and conducted in collaboration with the CPSC and Weil-McLain.  Approximately 32,000 Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers, manufactured by Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Indiana are being recalled.  The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall:  Model Names: CGs-3, CGs-4, CGs-5, and CGs-6; Serial Numbers: From CP 5071501 through CP 5694976 and Model Names: CGi-3, CGi-5, and CGi-6 Series 2; Serial Numbers: From CP 4134351 through CP 5698635.  The model name and serial can be found on separate labels on the outside of the left panel of the Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers.

The Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers were sold by plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007.  The Weil-McLain CGs and CGi Gas Boilers retailed for between $1,700 and $2,700.

Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.  For more information, contact Weil-McLain toll-free at (866) 783-9276 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.weil-mclain.com.

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