Weil-McLain recalls Ultra Series Gas Boilers

Starting date:
June 10, 2014
Posting date:
June 10, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39719

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Weil-McLain

Affected products

Weil-McLain Ultra 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH Series Boilers

Product description

Weil-McLain Ultra 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH gas-fired boilers used for space heating which were manufactured between June 2012 and March 11, 2014. The boilers have a Weil-McLain logo plate affixed to the front, a pewter/flat black cover and are either freestanding or wall-mounted. The boilers have a serial number range between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985.  The model number and serial number are located on a bar-coded label affixed to the lower right side of the boiler, behind the removable front panel.

Hazard identified

A cap on the boiler's manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.

Weil-McLain has received 11 reports of manifold caps cracking in the United States. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this boiler.

Number sold

About 540 units were sold in Canada and 7,900 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The units were sold between June 2012 and March 2014 in Canada and the United States by plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, plumbers and contactors.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hydro Tube Enterprises Inc.
Sanford
North Carolina
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Weil-McLain
Michigan City
Indiana
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers, turn off the gas supply to the boilers, and contact Weil-McLain to schedule a free inspection and repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Weil-McLain toll-free at 1-888-770-7139 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or at Weil-McLain's website and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.