Boiler Control Recall

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

January 25, 2007
Release #07-089

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 692-1110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

TAC LLC Recalls “Erie Boiler Boss” Boiler Controls for Scald 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.

Name of product: “Erie Boiler Boss” Operating and Reset Controls

Units: About 850

Manufacturer: TAC LLC, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly Invensys Building

Hazard: These boiler controls can fail, causing water temperature to
rise to the high temperature limit. Should the high temperature
thermostat or external safety limit devices also fail, consumers could
suffer scalds from unexpectedly hot water during use or system piping
damage can result.

Incidents/Injuries: TAC is aware of 17 incidents where the boiler
control reportedly failed. One incident of system pipe damage has been
reported. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes all Erie Boiler Boss 2400 Operating
Controls and Erie Boiler Boss 1200 Boiler Reset Controls. The controls
are typically used to cycle the domestic or hydronic water system
burner. The control is mounted in an enclosure mounted on or near the
boiler. The recalled controls have a nameplate on the front of the
enclosure with the system name and model number. A numerical LED
will be part of the nameplate. Affected BB2400 carton labels on
uninstalled products will have date codes prior to 0523. Affected
carton labels on uninstalled controls will have date codes prior to
0647. No date code is stamped on installed products.

Sold at: TAC wholesalers, independent field offices and original
equipment manufacturers nationwide. The controls for the 2400 model was
sold from February 1998 through June 2005, and the controls for the
model was sold from July 1999 through November 2006 for between $550

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact TAC to receive instructions on how to
participate in the recall and obtain a free replacement control.

Consumer Contact: Contact TAC toll-free at (866) 692-1110 between 8
and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to: