The recalled units contain a silicone flue grommet which is fitted through a small hole in the flue pipe and seals and holds a temperature sensor to the flue pipe. Over time, it may be possible for the silicone material to break down and fall from the mounting hole in the flue pipe. If this occurs, the vacant mounting hole allows flue gases to escape, posing a risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.
As of June 16, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 7 reports of boiler’s flue grommets deteriorating, including 1 report of 2 nonfatal injuries involving carbon monoxide poisoning, and 2 reports of carbon monoxide emission not involving an injury.
Approximately 3,642 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 34,300 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from August 2016 to June 2020.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States
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