CSA International and Viessmann Manufacturing announce the voluntary exchange of Kromschroder O-rings in gas-fired Vitodens 200 boilers

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - In cooperation with CSA International, Viessmann
Manufacturing Company Inc. of Waterloo, Ontario is announcing a voluntary
exchange program for Kromschroder O-rings located in the gas valves of
Vitodens 200 boilers manufactured during a specific time period. The O-rings
may become brittle over time potentially causing a gas leak, which may lead to
a fire hazard. No incidents have been reported.
    Viessmann is asking consumers and contractors to schedule the O-ring
exchange with the regular annual boiler maintenance, by no later than July
    Vitodens 200 boilers are used for space heating. They are white,
wall-mounted boilers, bearing the brands "Viessmann" and "Vitodens 200" in
silver letters.
    The O-ring Exchange Program applies to of natural gas and propane fired
Vitodens 200 boilers manufactured between January 2002 and July 2006. To
determine if a boiler is affected by this program, please check the 16 digit
serial number on a white bar code label on the boiler. If you are unable to
locate the serial number, call your certified contractor.
    If the serial number starts with the following 7 digits, then please
check the 8th digit.

    Model No.       Serial No.
    WB2  6-24C      7167063.........    or    7170317.........
    WB2  6-24       7167064.........    or    7170318.........
    WB2  8-32       7167065.........    or    7170319.........
    WB2  11-44      7167066.........    or    7188578.........
    WB2  15-60      7167067.........    or    7188577.........

    If the 8th digit is 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, call your certified contractor to
perform the O-ring exchange.
    Your certified contractor will be able to obtain O-ring Exchange Kits
from Viessmann. The exchange itself will take about 10 minutes. If the annual
maintenance for your boiler has been scheduled before July 2009, the O-ring
exchange may be performed together with the maintenance.
    Consumers may find additional information on the Viessmann website at
www.viessmann.ca and consumers and contractors may contact the Viessmann
O-ring Information Line toll-free at 1-888-414-9157 at any time 24/7 or write
to o-ring@viessmann.com.

    Warning: The O-ring Exchange may be performed by certified contractors
only. The installation, adjustment, service and maintenance of this product
must be performed by a certified professional contractor who is qualified and
experienced in the installation, service and maintenance of hot water boilers.

    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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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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