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Gas vent dampers recalled by Effikal

Gas vent dampers recalled by Effikal

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

Name of Product: Automatic Gas Vent Dampers

Units: About 45,000

Manufacturer: Effikal LLC, of Orion, Mich.

Hazard: The automatic gas vent damper could fail, and if the blocked vent switch does not activate, the vent could leak carbon monoxide (CO). This poses a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Damper size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 which are installed with the gas boiler systems listed below. The vent damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the plastic base. Serial numbers are located on a label on the side of the damper's cap. All sizes and models of the RVGP-PC have the same motor assembly with black Effikal caps and black plastic bases.

Manufacturer

Atmospheric Gas Boiler Models

Vent Damper Date Codes

Vent Damper Serial Numbers

Allied Engineering

MG, MS and SG Series

0728 through 0809

3588428 through 3687571

Burnham

Series 2b, Series 8h, and Independence
except Independence PV

0728-0738

3588428-3647820

Crown

AWI, CWI and BSI Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Hydro Therm

R/MR, VGA, VS and HW Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Laars

JV Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Lochinvar

CBN Solution Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

RBI

Spectrum Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Smith

GB and HW Series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

New Yorker

CG and CGS Series

0728-0738

3588428-3647827

Peerless

MI, 63 and GM series

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Raypak

Series XV-42-180
Series V-181-260 and 182-261
Series VII-133

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Union Steam

GWA and GSA

0728-0809

3588428-3687571

Weil-McLain

CGa, EG, and PFG Series

0728-0738

3588428-3647830

WilliamsonThermoflo

GWA and GSA s

0728-0738

3588428-3647831

Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from August 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,000 and $4,000 for the boilers. Gas vent dampers were sold as part of the gas boiler systems.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the boilers, weather permitting, and contact their installer to confirm they have a recalled vent damper and to receive a free vent damper replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Effikal toll-free at (866) 790-3739, or visit the firm's Web site at www.effikal.com

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