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"Recall Alerts"

04-14-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Lennox Industries Recalls to Repair Garage Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
  2. ADP Recalls to Repair Unit Heaters Due to Fire Hazard


(1) LENNOX INDUSTRIES RECALLS TO REPAIR GARAGE HEATERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Garage heaters

Units: About 440

Distributor: Lennox Industries Inc., of Richardson, Texas

Manufacturer: Lennox Industries Inc., of Richardson, Texas or Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) LLC, of Grenada, Miss.

Hazard: Some heaters were manufactured without a required flame rollout switch, which is a back-up device that shuts down the heater in the event of a heater failure. This poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Lennox garage heaters with heating capacity, model number, and serial number listed below. The brand name "Lennox", the model number and the serial number can be found on the nameplate located inside the control cabinet.

Heating CapacityModel NumberSerial Number Range
60,000 BTUHTUA060SNAF15609H#### to 5610M#####
100,000 BTUHTUA100SNAF16004G#### to 6010L#####
5604G#### to 5610L#####
100,000 BTUHTUA100SNSF16004G#### to 6010L#####
5604G#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUHTUA125SNAF16004G#### to 6010L#####
5604G#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUHTUA125SNSF16004G#### to 6010L#####
5604G#### to 5610L#####

Sold at: Lennox Industries dealers and distributors nationwide from July 2004 through April 2011 for between $2,700 and $4,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled heaters immediately. Consumers should contact Lennox to schedule an inspection and, if necessary, repair of the garage heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lennox at (888) 584-2353 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website www.lennox.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11197.html


Picture of recalled garage heater

Detail of recalled garage heater label and its location


(2) ADP RECALLS TO REPAIR UNIT HEATERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: ADP FOA series unit heaters

Units: About 400

Distributor: Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) LLC, of Grenada, Miss.

Manufacturer: Lennox Industries Inc., of Richardson, Texas or Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) LLC, of Grenada, Miss.

Hazard: Some heaters were manufactured without a required flame rollout switch, which is a back-up device that shuts down the heater in the event of a heater failure. This poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves ADP FOA series unit heaters with heating capacity, model and serial numbers listed below. These unit heaters are separated combustion and gas-fired. The brand name "ADP", the model number and the serial number can be found on the nameplate located inside the control cabinet.

Heating CapacityModel NumberSerial Number Range
60,000 BTUHFOAN-60-1-1-15609K#### to 5610M#####
100,000 BTUHFOAN-100-1-1-16003J#### to 6010L#####
5603J#### to 5610L#####
100,000 BTUHFOAP-100-1-1-16003J#### to 6010L#####
5603J#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUHFOAN-125-1-1-16003J#### to 6010L#####
5603J#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUHFOAP-125-1-1-16003J#### to 6010L#####
5603J#### to 5610L#####

Sold at: ADP dealers and distributors nationwide from September 2003 through April 2011 for between $2,700 and $4,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled heaters immediately. Consumers should contact ADP to schedule an inspection and, if necessary, repair of the heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact ADP toll-free at (866) 303-8634 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.adpnow.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11198.html


Picture of recalled garage heater

Detail of recalled garage heater label and its location

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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