Weil-McLain Boiler Recall Issued Due to Fire, Explosion Risk

More than 8,000 gas-fired boilers have been recalled due to a faulty cap, which may crack and allow gas to release into the home, potentially causing a fire and explosion hazard.  

The WBH Ultra Series boiler recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on June 10, after at least 11 incidents were reported involving the boiler manifold caps cracking.

Although no reports of fires or explosions have been reported to date, the potential defect poses a serious risk of property damage, injury or death for residents in homes where the boilers are in place.

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The recall includes Weil-McLain gas-fired boilers with model numbers 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH and has serial numbers ranging between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the lower right side of the boiler behind the removable front panel.

The boilers are used for space heating and are connected to the home’s gas supply. They are designed to either be free standing or wall-mounted. Recalled models have a black cover and a Weil-McLain logo plate on the front.

The products were manufactured in the United States under Weil-McLain of Michigan City, Indiana where they were sold at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, plumbers, and contractors nationwide from June 2012 through March 2014 for between $4,200 and $6,200.

An estimated 7,900 units were sold in the United States and another 540 were distributed for sale in Canada.

The CPSC recommends that customers stop using the recalled boilers immediately and shut off their gas supply to prevent leaks. Customers should contact Weil-McLain at 888-770-7139 or visit them online at www.weil-mclain.com and navigate to the “Product Safety Recalls” link for information on how to obtain a free inspection and repair.

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