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N.Y. Thermal Recalls Boilers for C.O. Hazard


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Washington, D.C./April 5th - Release #07-151

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: NTI Trinity Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers

Units: About 4,800

Distributor: NY Thermal Inc., of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Hazard: Acidic liquid in a drain line can cause a fitting in the boiler to leak, posing a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: NY Thermal Inc. has received one report outside of the United States of a leaking fitting resulting in a CO alarm activation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes NTI Trinity gas-fired hot water boilers with model numbers Ti100, Ti150, Ti200 and Ti400. The boilers were manufactured between November 28, 2005 and January 8, 2007. The Ti100, Ti150 and Ti200 are wall-mounted units, and the Ti400 rests on the floor. The boilers are gray in color and "NTI" appears on the front cover. The model number and date of manufacture are located on the ID label inside the front cover of the boiler.

Sold at: Plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from November 2005 through February 2007 for between $3,000 and 8,500, depending on the model.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the firm for instructions and to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact NY Thermal Inc. at (800) 688-2575 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nythermal.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please click here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. 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 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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