Burn Risk from Water Heaters Prompts Recall from Atwood

Burn Risk from Water Heaters Prompts Recall from Atwood
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November 3, 2015

A manufacturer of products for mobile homes is recalling water heaters due to an injury risk.

Atwood Mobile Products is issuing the voluntarily recall for certain On Demand Water Heaters. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water heater to overheat the water in the hot water supply tap. The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury.

Atwood is recalling about 7,400 units in connection with this defect. Potentially affected models are OD45, OD50, and OD50CW.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Atwood customer service at (574) 264-2131.