Bosch Recalls Boilers Because of Fire Hazard

Londonderry, N.H.-based Bosch Thermotechnology, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled about 90 of its gas-fired wall-hung boilers, saying the unit’s electrical connector can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The recalled boilers, sold by wholesale distributors to plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $5,000 and $7,500, are white and designed to be mounted on walls. The black control drawer in the bottom center of the front of the boiler is marked “Buderus GB 142.” Boilers with a green sticker inside the control drawer are not included. The model numbers included in the recall are 142/24, 142/30, 142/45, and 142/60. Only models with date codes of 7246 through 7256 are included in the recall. The model number and date code are located on a label on the bottom left side of the boiler.

The boilers were manufactured by Nefit B.V. Inc. of the Netherlands. CPSC says consumers should stop using the recalled boilers immediately and contact their certified heating contractors or Bosch Thermotechnology for a free repair. Bosch’s toll-free number is (800) 283-3787 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday); the firm’s Web site is www.buderus.net.

While no injuries have been reported, CPSC says it is interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. These reports can be made at www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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