Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Recalls this week: Boilers, weight-lifting benches

Two lines of boilers that can emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide were among this week’s recalled consumer products, along with a free-weight bench that can collapse.

Here’s a more detailed look:

BOILERS

DETAILS: U.S. Boiler models ESC, PVG and SCG models. They are cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. The boilers are light blue in color with black trim, about 40 inches tall, about 26 inches deep and range from 12 to 31 inches wide. The model name and U.S. Boiler logo are on the front cover of the boiler. The front cover of the boiler is vented. Recalled boilers were made between December 2005 and February 2013. The model number, serial number and manufacturing date are located on a silver label on the top panel of ESC models and on the inside of PVG and SCG models on the right side panel. The manufacturing date appears in the upper right corner of the silver label in the MM/YYYY format. They were sold at Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from December 2005 through February 2013. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are included in the recall: model numbers ESC3 through ESC9 with serial numbers 65249110 through 65382278, model numbers PVG3_P, PVG4_P and PVG5 through PVG9 with serial numbers 64870666 through 65385748; 97939433, and model numbers SCG3 through SCG9 with serial numbers35200197 and 65283322 through 65858729.

WHY: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 26,000 in the U.S. and about 310 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call U.S. Boiler at 888-432-8887 or visit www.usboiler.net and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement for more information.

BOILERS

DETAILS: New Yorker Boiler model PVCGA. They are cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. The boilers are green in color, about 38 inches tall and about 26 inches deep and range from 11 to 30 inches wide. The front cover of the boiler is vented and has the New Yorker Boiler logo. Recalled boilers were made between May 2012 and February 2013. The model number, serial number and manufacturing date are located on a silver label on the inside panel. The manufacturing date appears in the upper right corner of the silver label in the MM/YYYY format. They were sold at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from July 2012 through Feb. 2013.The following model numbers and serial number ranges are included in this recall: model numbers PVCG50ANI, PVCG60ANI, PVCG70ANI, PVCG80ANI, PVCG90ANI, PVCG30API, PVCG40API, and PVCG50API.

WHY: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 191.

FOR MORE: Call New Yorker Boiler at 800-535-4679 or visit www.newyorkerboiler.com and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement for more information.

FREE WEIGHT BENCHES

DETAILS: Olympic Decline free weight bench with model numbers 16060, 16061, and 16062. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the tube near where the feet are placed with serial numbers C1208 through H0913 which stand for the manufacture dates, December 2008 through September 2013. They were sold by Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from December 2008 through September 2013.

WHY: The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point. No injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 234.

FOR MORE: Call Cybex at 888-678-3846 or visit www.cybexintl.com and click on Support for more information.

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