CSA International and Rinnai America announce a voluntary recall of Certain Direct Vent Wall Furnaces

In cooperation with CSA International, Rinnai America Corp., of Peachtree City, Georgia announces the voluntary recall in Canada of approximately 200 Direct Vent Wall Furnaces. A gasket in the unit can fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide gas leaking into the home.

Rinnai has received 11 reports of carbon monoxide leaking from the furnace. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves natural gas or LP gas (propane)-fueled Rinnai EnergySaver Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE-431 and RHFE-556. The following model numbers are included in the recall:

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Model RHFE-431     FAIII-N
Model RHFE-556    FAIII-N

The model number is printed on the top of the rating plate located on the right side of the unit. The recall includes only those units manufactured from February 2000 through December 2007. The manufacturing date code is the first four digits of the serial number, written as YY MM, and is located at the bottom of the rating plate.

Consumers who have affected wall furnaces should stop using the furnace immediately and contact Rinnai to arrange for the installation of a free retrofit kit. For additional information, contact Rinnai toll-free at (866) 746-8344 anytime or visit their website at www.wallfurnacerecall.com .

About CSA International

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 billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
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