8,000 Gas Boilers RecalledMay 2, 2002 | AP
A New York company is recalling about 8,000 gas boilers because they can produce too much carbon monoxide, which could poison consumers.
ECR International, of Utica, discovered the problem during routine testing and has not received any reports of injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) said Thursday.
The recalled boilers have the Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco brand names. The brand is written on the front of the boilers and the model and serial number are on a plate located on the right side.
The following models and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Dunkirk/Sears Kenmore models PVWB-4 through PVWB-9, PWB4 through PWB9, PWB-4 through PWB-9 and PWX-4 through PWX-9 with serial numbers 320100007S through 520100299S and 010200098S through 090200182S.
Lennox models GWB8-105E through GWB8-280E and GWB8-105S through GWB8-280S with serial numbers 340100148S through 500100600S and 010200199S through 050200279S.
Carrier/Bryant/ Payne models BW1AAN000105 through BW1AAN000280, BW1AAP000105 through BW1AAP000280 and BW2AAP000105 through BW2AAP000280 with serial numbers 3601V04044S through 5201V08708S and 0102V000015S through 0902V01118S.
Pennco natural gas models 1504HWID, 1509HWID, 1504HWD and 1509HWD and propane models 1502HWID through 1509HWID and 1502HWD through 1509HWD. The boilers have serial numbers 90131-0924 through 90152-0424 and 90201-0421 through 90208-0424.
Independent heating contractors sold and installed these boilers nationwide from August 2001 through March 2002 for between $1,200 and $3,000.