Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Viessmann U.S. and Viessman Manufacturing
Co. Inc. of Canada, announced a voluntary recall of about 4,600 Vitodens 200
boilers sold by plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from January 2002
through December 2007 for between $4,000 and $7,500.
boilers can leak gas, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The gas-fired boilers are white, wall-mounted and have “Viessmann” and
“Vitodens 200” printed on the exterior in silver letters. The model and serial
numbers included in the recall are:
- Model numbers - WB2 6-24C, WB2 6-24, WB2 8-32, WB2 11-44 and WB2
- Serial numbers -
7167063xxxxxxxxx or 7170317xxxxxxxxx; 7167064xxxxxxxxx or 7170318xxxxxxxxx;
7167065xxxxxxxxx or 7170319xxxxxxxxx; 7167066xxxxxxxxx or 7188578xxxxxxxxx; and
7167067xxxxxxxxx or 7188577xxxxxxxxx.
The model number is located on
the silver rating plate on the side of the boiler. Open the boiler and locate
the serial number on a white label on the side of the boiler, or under the
bottom support panel. If the serial number's 8th digit (listed in red) is a 2,
3, 4, 5 or 6, the boiler is included in the recall.
100 boilers are not included in this recall.
injuries have been reported, but consumers should stop using the boilers
immediately, weather permitting, and contact their certified heating contractor
or Viessmann for a free replacement of the boiler’s O-ring.
additional information, contact Viessmann U.S., toll-free, at 888/414-9157,
visit the firm’s Web site at www.viessmann-us.com
, or email the firm at
see this release on CPSC’s Web site, including pictures of the recalled
product, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09002.html