Fire, Explosion Risk Prompts Recall from Water Heating Technologies

About 14,400 water heaters are included in the recall

Fire, Explosion Risk Prompts Recall from Water Heating Technologies
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May 24, 2016

Water Heating Technologies has announced that it is recalling a product due to concerns over safety.

The company is recalling its American Standard brand gas water heaters. The affected water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion.

About 14,400 water heaters are included in the recall. No reports of incident or injury have been recorded to date.

The model numbers included in the recall begin with GN and GSN. The water heaters are white with an American Standard logo printed on the front. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the water heater. The water heaters were sold in 30, 40, and 50 gallon sizes.

A complete list of all the affected water heater models and serial numbers can be found on the firm's website.

The recalled water heaters were sold by plumbing contractors nationwide from May 2015 through February 2016 for between $400 and $820.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas water heaters and call Water Heating Technologies to arrange for a service technician to inspect, repair, or replace the water heater, all free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Water Heating Technologies by calling (888) 883-0788.

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