High Temp Plastic Vent (HTPV) Pipes Recalled

April 1, 2009
Release #09-175

Manufacturers’ Recall Hotline: (800) 758-3688 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Media & Consumer Alert

May 1, 2009 Deadline Approaching for Remedy Change in Recall Program; Consumers Urged to Replace Dangerous Home Heating Vent Pipes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and various home heating furnace, boiler, and high-temperature plastic vent pipe (HTPV) manufacturers are urging home owners who have not yet responded to the previously-announced 1998 recall, to do so immediately. After May 1, 2009, the remedy consumers receive will change.

The recall originally included about 250,000 Plexvent and Ultravent HTPV pipe systems attached to gas or propane mid-efficiency furnaces and boilers in homes. The HTPV pipes can crack or separate at the joints and leak deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas. After checking the vent pipes, consumers should call (800) 758-3688 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to sign up for HTPV pipe system replacement.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a link to the previous press release, please go to:

Yep found another one this Monday.

What brand of furnaces?

Armstrong Air Conditioning Inc.
Bard Manufacturing Co.
Burnham Corp.
Center Point Energy/Houston Industries (Arkla)
Dunkirk Radiator Corp.
Evcon Industries Inc.
Heat Controller Inc.
International Comfort Prod. Corp. (USA)
Lennox Industries Inc.
Nordyne Inc.
Peerless Heater Co.
Pennco Inc.Plexco Inc.
Raypak Inc.
Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Slant/Fin Corp.
The Trane Co.
Trianco-Heatmaker Inc.
Utica Boilers Inc.
Vaillant Corp.
Westcast Inc.
York International Corp.


From what dates of manufacturing?

February 24, 1998

February 24, 1998

January 15, 2009

April 1, 2009