CSA International and Robertshaw Controls Company Announce the Voluntary Recall of Certain Models of R110 Series Gas Control Valves Installed on Water Heaters

October 12, 2005

In cooperation with CSA International, Robertshaw Controls Company of Long Beach, California is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,000 Robertshaw R110 Series Gas Control Valves. Screws on some valves may be susceptible to breaking. If screws on the valve break, gas could leak from the valve. This can result in a gas explosion and fire, which could result in severe personal injury or property damage. Robertshaw has not received any reports of incidents of leaking gas or any reports of injuries. The R110 Series Gas Valves that are being recalled are installed in natural and propane gas water heaters. Electric water heaters are not affected. The recalled valves were manufactured between July 25, 2005 and August 14, 2005. Thus customers who had gas water heaters installed or serviced prior to July 25, 2005 are unaffected. The valves were sold through gas appliance retailers and distributors, as well as plumbers, plumbing/heating equipment suppliers and include the following water heater brands: Bradford White, GE, GSW, Hotpoint, John Wood, Rheem. The gas controls were also sold separately through gas appliance service providers. All recalled R110 gas valves have a date code of 0531, 0532 or 0533. However, not all valves with these date codes are included in the recall. Consumers that believe they may have an affected water heater may visit the Robertshaw web-site www.robertshaw.com . Have the model number and serial number of the water heater ready. The model and serial number can be found on the manufacturer’s label on the water heater. Robertshaw will arrange for a free replacement or repair if necessary. If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified technician to investigate the cause. For further assistance you may contact Robertshaw at (888) 225-1071 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm’s we-site to review a list of appliances with recalled valves and to register for the recall Click here to read more information about affected models About CSA Intenrational CSA International  is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of  CSA Group , which consists of CSA International,  CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and  QMI  for management systems registration. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org Version française disponible

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Anthony Toderian Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group 416-747-2620 anthony.toderian@csagroup.org Water Heater Gas Control Valves