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Carbon monoxide threats prompt boiler recalls

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Recall alert

April 25, 2019 05:48 PM

Viessmann, a German manufacturer, is recalling boilers from their Vitodens 200-W and Vitodens 222-F lines amid theats of carbon monoxiding poisoning, according to a release from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission's release states that the boilers' heat exchanger back plates can rust out and leak flue gases, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide.

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The recall affects five models of wall and floor-mounted boilers used for space or domestic water heating.

The CPSC adivises owners of recalled Viotdens boilers to contact their installer or distributors from whom they purchases the boilers or the manufacturer, to schedule in-home safety inspections or repairs.

Those awaiting repairs and are continuing to use recalled units are advised to have working carbon monoxide detectors installed outside of sleeping areas in their homes, the release states. 

The Vitodens 200-W is a wall-hung unit and measures 38 inches high and 18 inches wide. The Vitodens 222-F is floor-mounted and measures 68 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Both are housed in a white metal box, according to the release. 

No incidents or inuries have been reported, the release states. 

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