CSA International and Robertshaw Controls Co. Announce a Voluntary Recall of Gas Controls Installed in Commercial Cooking Appliances
In cooperation with CSA International, Robertshaw Controls Co. of West Plains, Missouri is voluntarily recalling approximately 200 FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves in Canada. These controls are designed to prevent gas from flowing when the pilot light is out. The recalled controls can remain on after the pilot light is extinguished. If this happens, gas can continue to flow to the main burner of the appliance, posing a risk of a gas explosion and fire.
Robertshaw has received one report in the United States of a gas ignition incident.
The FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves being recalled may have been installed on Natural and Propane gas commercial cooking equipment, such as ranges, pasta cookers, deep fat fryers or griddles. The recalled FS Flame Switches may have been installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Keating (of Chicago), PMI Food Equipment Group, Vulcan, South bend, Blodgett, Toastmaster and Wolf Range. The recalled FM Automatic Safety Valves may have been installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Bari (Restaurant and Pizzeria), Southbend and Blodgett. The model number and/or serial numbers can be found on the cooking appliance identification plate located on the appliance. For a detailed list of appliances with recalled switches and valves, visit www.robertshaw.com.
The recalled controls may have been installed on commercial cooking equipment sold to food service providers from August 2005 through June 2006 for the FS Flame Switches and from April 2006 through June 2006 for the FM Automatic Safety Valves. The potentially affected controls bear a date code. For FS products, the recalled controls are those bearing a date code falling between 0531 and 0549 or between 0613 and 0625. For FM products, the recalled controls are those bearing a date code falling between 0613 and 0625. In Canada, the affected controls were primarily sold by Invensys Climate Controls Canada Inc. as after market repair parts. Cooking equipment installed or serviced before August 2005 is not affected.
Those who believe they could have recalled controls on their cooking appliances should contact Robertshaw Controls Co. who will arrange for a free replacement, if necessary. If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company, a certified gas technician or emergency services to investigate the cause. For more information, call Robertshaw Controls Co. toll free at
(800) 232-9389 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit www.robertshaw.com .
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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