Weil-McLain recalls Ultra Series Gas Boilers
By HPAC MagazineHealth & Safety HPAC General Hydronics
Joint recall issued with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Weil-McLain
Health Canada together with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Weil-McLain have issued a joint recall naming Weil-McLain Ultra 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH gas-fired boilers, which were manufactured between June 2012 and March 11, 2014. The boilers have a Weil-McLain logo plate affixed to the front, a pewter/flat black cover and are either freestanding or wall-mounted. The boilers have a serial number range between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985. The model number and serial number are located on a bar-coded label affixed to the lower right side of the boiler, behind the removable front panel.
About 540 units were sold in Canada and 7900 units were sold in the U.S. A cap on the boiler’s manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion. Weil-McLain has received 11 reports of manifold caps cracking in the U.S. No fires or injuries have been reported. Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this boiler.
The units were manufactured in the United States by Hydro Tube Enterprises Inc. and distributed by Weil-McLain.
Installers of the units should contact their customers and conduct a safety inspection. Click here to see postal mailing to distributors. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers, turn off the gas supply to the boilers, and contact Weil-McLain to schedule a free inspection and repair. For more information, consumers should contact Weil-McLain at 888.770.7139 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.