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These valves are typically used in large water heaters for commercial buildings or possibly for large homes. The valves bear item codes 0259844 (75 psi/210 degrees F); 0259924 (100 psi/210 degrees F); 0259708 (150 psi/210 degrees F); 0259925 (125 psi/210 degrees F); and 0259930 (150 psi/210 degrees F). The affected date codes are 0641R through 0930R. The date code is printed after the model number “M15” on a green metal tag fastened to the pressure relief valve.
About 900 valves were sold through authorized distributors nationwide from October 2006 through July 2009 for between $250 and $280. The valves were typically sold as replacement parts for large water heaters used in commercial locations or possibly large homes.
Consumers should immediately contact Watts Regulator to schedule a free repair - either toll-free at 888/272-4649 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.watts.com.
For pictures of the recalled product, visit the CPSC’s Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10087.html.