Boiler Recall Cites CO Hazard
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Weil-McLain, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of approximately 16,000 units of Ultra Series gas boilers. Consumers were advised to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The boilers, sold nationwide from May 2005 through July 2006, 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 (LP) 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.
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.
Models included in the recall are the 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 and 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.
For more information, call Weil-McLain Technical Service at 219-879-6561, or visit www.weil-mclain.com.
Publication date: 12/04/2006