Fire, Carbon Monoxide Hazards Lead to Viessmann Gas Boiler Recall
Viessmann Manufacturing has announced a recall for gas boilers due to multiple hazards.
The company is recalling its Vitodens 200-W condensing gas boilers. The affected boilers can overheat and emit flue gases into the venting system and carbon monoxide can leak throughout the residence. These conditions pose a fire and carbon monoxide hazard to consumers.
The recalled equipment are wall hung units housed in a white metal box. Models B2HB-45 and B2HB-57 are included in this recall. The name Vitodens and Viessmann are printed on the label on the outside of the boiler box. The product name and model number can be found on the boiler rating plate located on the left side of the white boiler cover. The serial number can be found on a separate label under the boiler cover or on the left hand side of the unit. For a list of serial numbers included in the recall, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
The gas boilers were available for purchase through heating and hlumbing contractors or wholesalers nationwide from September 2015 through December 2015 for about $4,800 and $5,800.
Viessmann has received 10 reports where the boilers overheated, causing the boilers to shut down.No injuries have been reported.
Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor to schedule a free boiler safety inspection and repair. Consumers who continue using the boilers while awaiting repair should have working smoke and carbon alarms throughout their homes.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact Viessmann at (800) 288-0667.