PB Heat Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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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
September 11, 2008
Release #08-397

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 257-3300
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

PB Heat Recalls Gas Boilers Due to 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: Gas Boilers

Units: About 1,200

Manufacturer: PB Heat LLC, of Bally, Pa.

Hazard: The pressure switch could have an internal defect that could fail to shut down the boilers under vent or air inlet blockage. This switch defect could allow the boilers to produce excessive levels of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the DE and PSC II Gas Fired Cast Iron Boilers with the Endura Plastics Model ES2035 pressure switch used for home heating and domestic hot water heating. The boilers were available in either natural or LP gas. The boiler rating label is located on the top jacket panel on Series PSCII models and the left side jacket panel on the Series DE models. The label includes the model and serial number. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Model NameSerial Number
DE-03, DE-04, DE-05 and DE-06 5040768 to 5052860
PSCII-03, PSCII-04, PSCII-05, and PSCII-06 5040777 to 5052166

Other suffix designation may follow the base model number such as SV-WPC.

Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,800 and $3,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer immediately for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact PB Heat toll-free at (877) 257-3300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.peerlessboilers.com



Series DE
Picture of Recalled Series DE Gas Boilers



Series PSCII
Picture of Recalled Series PCII Gas Boilers

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