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A.O. Smith Recalls Gas Water Heaters

i'll have to check some of our installs

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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 3, 2008
    Release #08-241

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 880-4661
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    A.O. Smith Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire and Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    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: Natural and Propane Gas Water Heaters

    Units: About 1,500

    Manufacturer: A.O. Smith Water Products Co., of Ashland City, Tenn.

    Hazard: The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater's exhaust can leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: This recall involves 75 gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. "A.O. Smith" or "State" is printed on the side of the unit. A.O. Smith and State model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed in the chart below. Model and serial numbers are printed on the water heater's rating plate.

    Brand Name - Model Number
    A.O. Smith - FCG-75 300 and FCG-75 301

    State - GS6 75 XRR S and GS6 75 CRR S

    Serial Number Ranges
    L07A071460 through L07A144966
    or
    M07A009387 through M07A072884

    Sold by: Independent contractors and plumbers nationwide from November
    2007 through January 2008 for between $1,000 and $2,500.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact A.O. Smith toll-free at (866) 880-4661 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hotwater.com

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08241.html

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