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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 426-6172
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Weil-McLain Recalls Ultra Series Boilers for Carbon Monoxide Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Weil-McLain Ultra Series Gas Boilers
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.
Hazard: 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 LP (propane) gas. If an installer connects one of
the boilers to LP gas without installing a propane conversion kit,
carbon monoxide (CO) can build up due to incomplete combustion, posing a
risk of CO poisoning.
Incidents/Injuries: Weil-McLain is aware of one incident where two
consumers reported CO poisoning when the boiler installed in their home
was connected to LP gas.
Description: 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.
Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and
contractors nationwide from May 2005 through July 2006 for between
$4,000 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Weil-McLain 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to: