In cooperation with CSA International, Weil-McLain of Michigan City, Indiana is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,200 Ultra Series Gas Boilers in Canada. These boilers were manufactured for use with Natural Gas, but could have a blue tag incorrectly indicating to installers that they are intended for use with propane gas. If an installer connects one of the boilers to propane gas without installing a propane conversion kit, carbon monoxide (CO) can build up due to incomplete combustion, posing a risk of CO poisoning.
There has been one incident where two consumers reported CO poisoning when the boiler installed in their home was connected to propane gas.
The recall involves Weil-McLain Ultra 80, Ultra 105, Ultra 155, Ultra 230 and Ultra 310 condensing, high-efficient, gas fired boilers for space heating. The User’s Manual and Installation Manual have “Ultra Gas-Fired Water Boiler” on the cover. The boilers are wrapped in a glossy silver/flat black jacket and either stand on the floor or are wall-mounted. The serial numbers range from CP5071716 through CP5327000. When the panel on the front of the boiler is removed, a bar-coded label with the serial number is located on the lower right hand side of the boiler itself. “Weil-McLain” is written on the front panel of the boilers. The boilers were sold by plumbing and heating whoelsale distributors to plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from May 2005 through July 2006.
Consumers who had a Weil-McLain Ultra series boiler installed for use with propane and have not already been contacted by their installer should contact the installer or a heating professional for a free safety inspection. If the boiler was not installed with a propane conversion kit, one will be installed at the time of the inspection at no charge. Heating professionals may contact Weil-McLain Technical Service at (219) 879-6561 for more information. Consumers may call Weil-McLain for more information toll-free at (866) 426-6172 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s web-site at www.weil-mclain.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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