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CPSC Alert #08-567

Williamson-Thermoflo in cooperation with the CPSC has recalled the boilers listed below. Inspectors finding these boilers shoudl warn homeowners to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Williamson-Thermoflo GWS and GWI Gas Boilers

Units: About 1,800

Manufacturer: Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.

Hazard: If there is a leak in the vent piping, the recalled boilers can leak carbon monoxide (CO) into the buildings in which they are installed, posing a risk of CO poisoning.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves cast iron, gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall.

Model GWS-127, GWS-158 from serial# CP 5160092 through CP 5663040

Model GWI-063, GWI-095, GWI-127, GWI-158 from serial# CP 4363986 through CP 5699844

The model name and serial number are located on separate labels on the outside of the left panel.

Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from October 2001 through December 2007 for between $1,500 and $2,700.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Williamson-Thermoflo toll-free at (866) 783-9516 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.williamson-thermoflo.com


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