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  1. #1
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    Jan 2003
    San Jose, Ca
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    News just had a story about a recall of faulty gas valves sorry I was not paying close attention so I do not have more
    Old snipes don't die they just loose their steam

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    Feb 2001
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    We went through that awhile back, RS had em on their web site.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

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    Feb 2002
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    I know theres one out on a water heater gv

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    NW IL.
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    Here's the full notice that I received from CPSC. You can get automatic notification from them too by signing up.

    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 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 to
    review a list of affected appliances and register for the recall.

    View this recall online at:

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