CPSC: Navien Tankless Water Heaters Recalled for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risk

01/03/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Irvine, CA — Carbon monoxide poisoning has prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Navien America Inc. to recall Navien Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on December 27, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that an unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied, which results in a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

“Navien tankless hot water heaters are white with ‘T-Creator’ and ‘NAVIEN’ on the front. Recalled model numbers are CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A) manufactured in 2008. A label on the side of the water heater lists the model number along with the manufacturing year in YYYY format,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Navien to schedule a free repair. Those who choose to continue to use the water heaters while awaiting repairs are advised to install carbon monoxide alarms outside of the sleeping areas of your home.

For more information, consumers can contact Navien at (800) 244-8202 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.navienamerica.com.

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