CSA International and Rinnai America announce a voluntary recall of certain Direct Vent Wall Furnaces

    TORONTO, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International,
Rinnai America Corp., of Peachtree City, Georgia announces the voluntary
recall in Canada of approximately 200 Direct Vent Wall Furnaces. A gasket in
the unit can fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide gas leaking into
the home.
    Rinnai has received 11 reports of carbon monoxide leaking from the
furnace. No injuries have been reported.
    This recall involves natural gas or LP gas (propane)-fueled Rinnai
EnergySaver Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE-431 and RHFE-556. The
following model numbers are included in the recall:

    Model RHFE-431     FAIII-N        FAIII-P
                       WTA-N          WTA-P
                       WTA-72B-N      WTA-76B-N

    Model RHFE-556     FAIII-N        FAIII-P
                       WTA-N          WTA-P

    The model number is printed on the top of the rating plate located on the
right side of the unit. The recall includes only those units manufactured from
February 2000 through December 2007. The manufacturing date code is the first
four digits of the serial number, written as YY MM, and is located at the
bottom of the rating plate.
    Consumers who have affected wall furnaces should stop using the furnace
immediately and contact Rinnai to arrange for the installation of a free
retrofit kit. For additional information, contact Rinnai toll-free at (866)
746-8344 anytime or visit their website at www.wallfurnacerecall.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's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading
North American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found
online at www.csa-international.org

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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