Viessmann issues recall
By Doug PicklykHPAC General
Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. recently issued a recall of its Vitodens 200-W boiler models B2HB-45 and B2HB-57 gas fired boilers. The affected serial numbers are 7554703501001105 to 7554703501369106 and 7554704501001102 to 7554704501411109.
According to Health Canada, the flue gas baffle inside the heat exchanger assembly may dislodge due to a mechanical fastener slipping. This causes higher than normal flue gas temperatures to enter the flue gas collector and the venting system, resulting in the F1 fault. The venting system may melt and cause the flue gases to escape into the house posing a risk of fire and increased carbon monoxide levels.
Approximately 141 units have been sold in Canada and roughly 165 units were distributed in the U.S. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the boilers, however Viessmann Manufacturing has received 10 reports of incidents, seven of which have been reported from Canada.
The recalled boilers were sold from September 1, 2015 to December 22, 2015. Consumers with recalled boilers are advised to contact either their installer, wholesaler or Viessmann Manufacturing Company in order to schedule a free boiler safety inspection.
Health Canada recommends that consumers install working carbon monoxide alarms outside of the sleeping areas in their homes should they decide to continue to use their boiler while awaiting an inspection. Contact Viessmann by telephone at 888.484.8643.