Lochinvar recall/repair required on certain EPIC residential boilers
November 3, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
The boiler’s flue collector can crack if exposed to a high impact event in the burner chamber, and the repair will involve installing a steel plate to the base of the collector to act as a reinforcement.
Health Canada has posted a consumer product recall notice for certain Epic brand residential condensing boilers, combi boilers and packaged systems sold by Lochinvar due to a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The boiler’s flue collector can crack if exposed to a high impact event in the burner chamber, which can allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide.
Consumers are being advised to contact the installer or a qualified service technician to schedule a free repair. The repair will consist of installing a steel plate, which will be affixed to the base of the flue collector to act as a reinforcement.
The affected products were sold from August, 2021 through September, 2023. The company reports that 782 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Model numbers include: EFC110L; EFC110N; EFC150L; EFC150N; EFC199L; EFC 199N; EPB080N; EPB110L; EPB110N; EPB150L; EPB150N; EPB199N; EPC110L; EPC110N; EPC150L; EPC150N; EPC199L; EPC199N.
The serial numbers range from 125325485 through 134830284.
As of October, 2023, the company has received two reports of broken flue collectors in Canada, and no reports of injuries.