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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2004
Release # 05-073
Robertshaw's Hotline: (800) 232-9389
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Robertshaw Controls Company Announce Recall of Certain Models of
7000 Series Gas Control Valves
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Robertshaw 7000 Series Gas Control Valve
Units: About 425,000 gas control valves
Manufacturer: Robertshaw Controls Company of Long Beach, Calif.
Hazard: Fire hazard. If the pilot light goes out, the gas valve could
stick in an open position, permitting gas to continue to flow. This can
result in a gas explosion and fire, which could result in severe
personal injury or property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of flash fires,
involving three reports of injuries. The injuries involved first and
second degree burns.
Description: The 7000 Series Gas Valves that are being recalled are
installed in gas appliances including residential space heaters, wall
heaters, boilers, fireplaces, pool heaters, infrared heaters and
furnaces, and commercial heating applications such as commercial cooking
appliances, fryers, commercial water heaters, and poultry brooders. The
recalled valves were manufactured between February 2003 and September
2004 and have production dates beginning with code 0306 and ending with
However, not all 7000 Series valves manufactured during the indicated
timeframe are being recalled. Of particular note are model numbers
containing the letters "MV." Recalled gas valves include "MV" models
that also include the letters "LP" and model numbers 7000AMV; 7000BMV;
7000BMV-S7CL; 7000MVLC; and 7000MVRCLC. All "MV" valves with the
indicated date codes that have been converted to Liquid Propane (LP) gas
use are also included in the recall. NOT included in the recall are
model numbers 7010 and above; model numbers containing the letters "D"
or "BV;" and model numbers containing the letters "MV" except for the
ones listed above. A full list of recalled model numbers is available at http://www.robertshaw.com or can be obtained by calling (800) 232-9389.
Sold through: Gas appliance retailers and distributors; food service
equipment manufacturers and dealers; specialty retailers, such as
fireplace, pool and spa dealers; and poultry equipment manufacturers.
The gas control valves and components were also sold separately through
gas appliance service providers.
Manufactured in: Assembled in Mexico.
Remedy: Free repair or replacement if necessary. If you smell gas near
the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call
your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.
If you do not smell gas, check the pilot lights on your gas appliances.
If any pilot lights are out, do not attempt to relight. Have the
appliance examined by a qualified technician. Have the date-code of your
7000 gas valve ready when you contact Robertshaw.
Consumer Contact : Call Robertshaw toll-free at (800) 232-9389 from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.robertshaw.com to
review a list of affected appliances and register for the recall.