TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - CSA International in cooperation with Greenway
Home Products of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and of Northwood, Ohio U.S.A.,
announces a voluntary recall of approximately 45,373 countertop water
dispensers in Canada and an estimated 43,598 units in the U.S. that have the
built-in hot water feature. The affected models were produced with a
different, uncertified plastic base with openings contrary to the originals
listed in the CSA Certification report. The new constructions have not been
certified to the applicable standard by CSA International. This uncertified
construction may lead to molten metal dripping on the surface beneath the
units posing a potential smoke/fire hazard as well as a risk of electrical
There have been no reports of injury. Two incidents of fire have been
reported in Canada while no incidents have been reported to date in the USA.
This voluntary recall affects only the countertop water dispenser models
GWD2630W, PWD2635W, VWD2636W, VWD2636BLK and VWD2636RED manufactured from
June 2006 through November 2007 with the first four digits of the serial
numbers starting with 0606 through 0711. Model numbers followed by a "-1" or
"-2" and/or provided with a solid baseplate are not affected by the recall.
The affected models bear a cCSAus certification mark with the file number
218326. The date of manufacture and serial number is located on the side of
the countertop dispenser.
These countertop water dispensers were sold in 2007 in Canada primarily
through Walmart Canada and Canadian Tire Corporation, and in the United States
primarily by Walmart U.S.A., and Brandsmart at an approximate retail price of
$69 - $79.
Owners of the subject countertop water dispensers are advised to stop
using them immediately and are to contact Greenway Home Products at
www.greenwayhp.com or via telephone at 1-866-279-0088 between 9:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday for a free replacement baseplate.
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
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