Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Washington, DC, December 2013 — Crown Boiler has recalled home heating boilers due to carbone monoxide hazard. The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.

Name of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers

1-14035 Cabo-2 Boiler LARGEHazard: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:
 Crown Boiler Company toll-free at (855) 688-0776 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, e-mail cap@crownboiler.com or online at www.crownboiler.com and click on CPSC Product Recall Announcement for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,200

Description: This recall involves Crown Boiler CWD series cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water in home baseboard, floor or radiator heating systems. The boilers are red and gray, about 37 inches tall, about 23 inches deep and range from about 16 to 42 inches wide. The Crown Boiler logo is on the front of the boiler. Recalled boilers have model numbers that begin with CWD and were manufactured between May 1, 2005 and July 1, 2013. The model number and the manufacturing date are located on a white rating label located on the upper right side of the boiler. The manufacturing date appears under “Series” in the MM/DD/YYYY or M/D/YYYY format or as a two-letter code. Recalled models have dates between 5/1/2005 and 7/1/2013 or one of the following two-letter codes:

EB, FB, GB, HB, IB, JB, KB, LB

AC, BC, CC, DC, EC, FC, GC, HC, IC, JC, KC, LC

AD, BD, CD, DD, ED, FD, GD, HD, ID, JD, KD, LD

AE, BE, CE, DE, EE, FE, GE, HE, IE, JE, KE, LE

AF, BF, CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, HF, IF, JF, KF, LF

AG, BG, CG, DG, EG, FG, GG, HG, IG, JG, KG, LG

AH, BH, CH, DH, EH, FH, GH, HH, IH, JH, KH, LH

AI, BI, CI, DI, EI, FI, GI, HI, II, JI, KI, LI

AJ, BJ, CJ, DJ, EJ, FJ.


Incidents/Injuries:
 None reported.

Remedy: 
Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler or Crown Boiler to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers who continue using the boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.

Sold at Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2005 through July 2013 for between $4,000 and $6,700.

Manufacturer: Crown Boiler Company, of Philadelphia

Manufactured in: United States

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