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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weil-McLain Recalls Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers.

May 6, 2008
Alert #08-567

Williamson-Thermoflo Gas Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers

Units: About 1,800

Manufacturer: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.

Hazard: If there is a leak in the vent piping, the recalled boilers can leak carbon monoxide (CO) into the buildings in which they are installed, posing a risk of CO poisoning.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: : The recall involves cast iron, gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall.

Model NameSerial Numbers
GWS-127, GWS-158From CP 5160092 through CP 5663040
GWI-063, GWI-095, GWI-127, GWI-158From CP 4363986 through CP 5699844

The model name and serial number are located on separate labels on the outside of the left panel.

Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007 for between $1,500 and $2,700.

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Williamson-Thermoflo toll-free at (866) 783-9516 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.williamson-thermoflo.com

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