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"Recall Alerts"

05-13-2002

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ECR International Announce Recall of Gas Fired Boilers
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting General Motors Trailblazer, Envoy and Bravada


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND ECR INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE RECALL OF GAS FIRED BOILERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ECR International of Utica, New York is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 gas fired boilers. The burners on these boilers could produce excess carbon monoxide (CO) in the flue, due to improper combustion, posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.

The recalled boilers have the Dunkirk, Sears Kenmore, Bryant, Carrier, Payne, Lennox and Pennco brand names, which is written on the front of the boilers. The model and serial number are located on the data plate located on the right side of the boiler. The following models and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Brand: Dunkirk/Sears, Kenmore Model Numbers: PVWB-4 through PVWB-9, PWB4 through PWB9, PWB-4 through PWB-9, PWX-4 through PWX-9. Serial Numbers: 320100007S - 520100299S, 010200098S - 090200182S.

Brand: Lennox Model Numbers:GWB8-105E through GWB8-280E, GWB8-105S through GWB8-280S. Serial Numbers: 340100148S - 500100600S, 010200199S - 050200279S.

Brand: Carrier/Bryant/Payne Model Numbers: BW1AAN000105 - BW1AAN000280, BW1AAP000105 - BW1AAP000280, BW2AAP000105 - BW2AAP000280. Serial Numbers: 3601V04044S - 5201V08708S, 0102V000015S - 0902V01118S.

Brand: Pennco Model Numbers: 1504HWID and 1509HWID (natural gas), 1504HWD and 1509HWD (natural gas), 1502HWID - 1509HWID (LP gas only), 1502HWD - 1509HWD (LP gas only). Serial Numbers: 90131-0924 through 90152-0424, 90201-0421 through 90208-0424.

Consumers can call ECR International at (800) 241-5501 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's recall web site at www.boilerrecall.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Ken Giles. The release number is 02-152, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02152.html


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING GENERAL MOTORS TRAILBLAZER, ENVOY AND BRAVADA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting General Motors Trailblazer, Envoy, and Bravada. The recall affects 60,044 units that were manufactured between September 2001 and November 2001.

The recall is due to a fuel filter fitting becoming disconnected. If this were to occur while attempting to start the engine, a no-start condition would result and fuel would be pumped out the fuel filer onto the ground. If the fitting becomes disconnected while the vehicle is in motion, the engine would stop due to inadequate fuel supply and cause a loss of power steering assist. If an ignition source were present, fuel leakage from a disconnected fuel filter fitting could result in a fire.

Consumers can contact Chevrolet at (800) 222-1020, GMC at (800) 462-8782 or Oldsmobile at (800) 442-6537.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V121000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.

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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