Thursday, October 2, 2008

Viessmann U.S. Recalls Boilers Due to Fire Hazard

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 .

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