CSA International and Effikal announce the voluntary recall of gas vent dampers



    TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, Effikal
LLC of Orion, Michigan is announcing a voluntary recall program for
approximately 5,000 Effikal Automatic Gas Vent Dampers in Canada. The dampers
have, in some cases, developed cracks on the plastic ears connecting the motor
assembly to the mounting bracket. If both ears break, the motor assembly could
disconnect from the bracket. Such a failure of the motor assembly combined
with a failure of the appliance blocked vent switch could result in a carbon
monoxide (CO) leak, posing a risk of CO poisoning. No incidents or injuries
have been reported.
    The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Dampers sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9 or 10-inch that are installed with gas boiler systems listed below. The vent
damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the
plastic base. Serial numbers are located on a label on the side of the
damper's cap. All sizes and models of the RVGP-PC have the same motor assembly
with black Effikal caps and black plastic bases.

    
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                           Atmospheric Gas     Vent Damper     Vent Damper
    Manufacturer            Boiler Models       Date Codes    Serial Numbers
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    Allied Engineering   MG, MS and SG Series  0728 through  3588428 through
                                               0809          3687571
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    Burnham Series       2b, Series 8h, and
                         Independence except   0728-0738     3588428-3647820
                         Independence PV
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    Crown                AWI, CWI and
                         BSI Series            0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Hydro Therm          R/MR, VGA, VS and
                         HW Series             0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Laars                JV Series             0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Lochinvar            CBN Solution Series   0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    RBI                  Spectrum Series       0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Smith                GB and HW Series      0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    New Yorker           CG and CGS Series     0728-0738     3588428-3647827
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    Peerless             MI, 63 and GM series  0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Raypak               Series XV-42-180
                         Series V-181-260
                         and 182-261           0728-0809     3588428-3687571
                         Series VII-133
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    Union Steam          GWA and GSA           0728-0809     3588428-3687571
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    Weil-McLain          CGa, EG, and
                         PFG Series            0728-0738     3588428-3647830
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    WilliamsonThermoflo  GWA and GSA s         0728-0738     3588428-3647831
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    The dampers were manufactured between July 1, 2007 and March 1, 2008 as
part of gas boiler systems.
    Consumers should immediately stop using the boilers, weather permitting,
and contact their installer as soon as possible to confirm they have a
recalled vent damper and to receive a free vent damper replacement.
    For additional information, contact Effikal toll-free at (866) 790-3739,
or visit their website at www.effikal.com.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA
International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a
leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards
development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX,
a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services
for retailers and manufacturers. For more information, visit
www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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