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  1. #1
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 16, 2005
    Release # 05-274
    Robertshaw's Hotline: (888) 225-1071
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, Robertshaw Controls Co. Announce Recall of Gas Control Valves on
    Water Heaters

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
    cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary
    recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
    recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed

    Name of Product: Robertshaw R110 Series Gas Control Valves

    Units: About 178,000

    Manufacturer: Robertshaw Controls Co., of Long Beach, Calif.

    Hazard: Screws on some water heater valves could break. If this happens,
    gas could leak from the valve, which poses a risk of gas explosion and
    fire.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The R110 Gas Control Valves being recalled are installed on
    natural and liquid propane (LP) gas water heaters. The recalled valves
    were manufactured between July 25, 2005 and August 14, 2005 with
    production date codes 5-31 through and including 5-33, although not all
    valves with these date codes are affected. The recalled valves were
    installed on the following water heater brands: American Proline,
    Bradford White, GE, GSW, Hotpoint, Jetglas, John Wood, Lochinvar,
    Premier Plus, Powerflex, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Vanguard, Whirlpool, and
    U.S. Craftmaster. The model and serial number can be found on the
    manufacturer's label on the water heater. Electric water heaters are not
    included.

    Sold: Installed on water heaters by gas appliancedistributors and
    retailers, including Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as plumbers and
    plumbing/heating equipment suppliers. The gas valves also were sold
    separately through gas appliance service providers. Water heaters sold
    or serviced prior to July 25, 2005 are not affected.

    Assembled in: Mexico

    Remedy: Consumers that believe they may have an affected water heater,
    please click on http://www.robertshaw.com. Have the model and serial numbers of
    your water heater ready. For further assistance, please contact
    Robertshaw. The model and serial numbers can be found on the
    manufacturer's label on the water heater . Robertshaw will arrange for a
    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.

    Consumer Contact: Call Robertshaw at (888) 225-1071 between 8 a.m. and 8
    p.m. ET , Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at
    http://www.robertshaw.com to review a list of the appliances with recalled
    valves and to register for the recall.

    To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
    https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05274.html



    Aircraft Mechanical Accessories Technician. The Air Force changed the job title to Air Craft Environmental Systems Technician. But I've decided I'll always be a Mech Acc.

  2. #2
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    Water Heater Gas Valve Recall

    To All,

    This recall is primarily for the manufacturers. The cause is due to Hydrogen embrittlement of the screws. The products are all under warranty and existing valves reworked; sold product contacted at the end user level. There will be little if no exposure to the HVAC repair market. The failure rate is low, but a recall instituted as a prudent measure.

  3. #3
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    To MechAcc--
    When you signed up for recall info, which catagory did you mark?? Thanx I don't want everything like baby strollers

  4. #4
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    Just the facts

    Just the facts

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