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Olsen Direct Vent Oil Furnaces

Starting date:
January 27, 2012
Posting date:
January 27, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002761

Affected products

Olsen Direct Vent Oil Furnaces

Product description

This recall involves certain models of Olsen direct vent oil furnaces. The furnaces are grey in colour and come in various sizes. The name "Olsen" is found the front panel.

The model number can be found on the furnace rating plate of the furnace. The model numbers included in this recall are:

Table of Recalled/Affected Products
Model Number Furnace Rating Plate Location
BML80BB2U Inside the side panel
HML80B2U Inside the side panel
HMLV80CB2U Inside the side panel
WML80CB2U On the exterior cabinet

Hazard identified

The pressure switch that senses a blocked flue may not function properly. This could result in soot migrating into the living space.

Neither ECR International, Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these affected furnaces.

Number sold

Approximately 59 units of the affected furnaces were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected furnaces were sold from August 2010 to March 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.

Companies

Manufacturer
ECR International, Inc.
Utica
New York
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers who purchased Olsen furnaces within the time frame should check the furnace rating plate for the model number and verify their product is not affected by calling ECR International.

Olsen is offering a free service repair for affected products. The upgrade needs to be performed by a service provider only.

For more information, consumers may contact ECR International, Inc. at 1-800-241-5501.