Thermal Safety Valves RecalledNov 1, 2004 | www.thelouisvillechannel.com
Robertshaw Controls Co. is recalling 123,544 gas valves and 37,350 magnet heads used in commercial cooking equipment because of the potential for gas explosions and fires.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the gas valve can stick open if the pilot light goes out, allowing gas to continue to flow and posing the risk of fire or explosion.
The CPSC says there have been 12 reports of flash fires, including nine reports of people being burned.
The Robertshaw TS-11 Thermal Safety Control Gas Valves are used in commercial cooking equipment with pilot lights, including fryers and warming trays.
The valves and the magnet heads were assembled in Mexico and sold by food service equipment dealers between February 2003 and August 2004 to commercial food service providers, such as restaurants.
The recalled products carry date codes 0306 through and including 0432.