September 22, 2009
Gas Boilers Recalled by Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Gas Boilers
Units: About 85
Importer: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., of Londonderry, N.H.
Manufacturer: Bosch Thermotechnology Gmbh, of Germany
Hazard: A problem with the boiler’s ignition due to insufficient output voltage from the boiler’s transformer can damage the boiler’s venting. This can result in leaking flue gases, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported in the United States. Two incidents were reported in Germany, neither of which resulted in injury.
Description: The recall involves the Buderus GB312 gas-fired, floor standing condensing boilers. Model numbers included in this recall are: 312/90, 312/120, 312/160, 312/200, 312/240 and 312/280. “BUDERUS GB312” is printed on the front of the boiler. The boilers are blue, approximately 60 inches high and between 39 and 55 inches wide.
Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from April 2008 through February 2009 for between $12,000 and $24,000 installed.
Manufactured in: Germany
Remedy: Bosch has directly contacted consumers who purchased the recalled boilers, inspected and, if necessary, repaired the boilers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bosch Thermotechnology at (800) 283-3787 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.buderus.net
Picture of Recalled Gas Boiler
Picture of Recalled Gas Boiler with arrow indicating rating plate
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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