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Pentair Recalls Gas Pool Heaters for CO Hazard


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Washington DC, Jan 4th - Release #07-073

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Water Pool and Spa Inc., of Moorpark, Calif., recalled about 105,000 MiniMax NT STD Gas Pool Heaters, due to a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard. These were sold through pool heater distributors and pool service equipment dealers nationwide from April 2002 through May 2006 for between $2,000 and $3,850 depending on the model number. The manufacturer recommends that consumers contact the firm to determine if their heater is included in the recall. If it is, Pentair will provide a free inspection, and repair of the heater if necessary.

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According to the manufacturer, these pool heaters can emit excessive carbon monoxide (CO), posing a risk of CO poisoning in the event of a vent leak in an indoor installation. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves Pentair MiniMax NT STD Gas Pool Heaters installed indoors. They have BTU ratings between 200,000 and 400,000, and use either natural gas or propane. The affected models were assembled in the United States.

The following model numbers are included:

460427 through 460430

460439 through 460450

460531 through 460538

460543 through 460566

The heater identification number is located on the rating plate on the inner panel of the heater, which will show "NT" and "STD" in the third and fourth blocks of the number. The recall includes units with serial numbers 0606002 and lower. The recall also includes units without serialnumbers. If the unit has a serial number, it is written on the dataplate on the heater, which is located on the inner front door of the heater.

Units with serial number 0606003 and higher are not included in this recall nor are MiniMax NT Low NOx and MiniMax NT TSI model pool heaters.

For more information, contact Pentair toll-free at(866)-761-5272 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site. Inspectors can download or print a copy of the official CPSC recall by clicking here.

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