Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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Press Releases

Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Mai Hester | Dec 10, 2013

TOPEKA - Crown Boiler recalled its CWD Series cast iron hot water boilers that use LP gas or natural gas to heat water in home baseboard, floor or radiator heating systems. The recall was issued because of a carbon monoxide hazard. Crown Boiler is recalling about 2,200 units that were manufactured between May 2005 and July 2013.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the boilers’ air pressure switch can fail to shut down in the burner if there is a blockage in the vent system. This would allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide and pose a threat to consumers. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Kansas Chief Boiler Inspector Donald Jenkins confirmed that all of the defective Crown boilers shipped to Kansas have been accounted for and Crown Boiler is cooperating with the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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