September 11, 2008

PB Heat Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at

   (Logo: )    Name of Product: Gas Boilers    Units:   About 1,200    Manufacturer:  PB Heat LLC, of Bally, Pa.   

Hazard: The pressure switch could have an internal defect that could fail to shut down the boilers under vent or air inlet blockage. This switch defect could allow the boilers to produce excessive levels of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the DE and PSC II Gas Fired Cast Iron Boilers with the Endura Plastics Model ES2035 pressure switch used for home heating and domestic hot water heating. The boilers were available in either natural or LP gas. The boiler rating label is located on the top jacket panel on Series PSCII models and the left side jacket panel on the Series DE models. The label includes the model and serial number. The following model names and serial numbers are included in the recall:

          Model Name                      Serial Number    DE-03, DE-04, DE-05 and DE-06       5040768 to 5052860    PSCII-03, PSCII-04, PSCII-05,   and PSCII-06                        5040777 to 5052166    Other suffix designation may follow the base model number such as SV-WPC.   

Sold at: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,800 and $3,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers who have not already been contacted, should contact their installer immediately for a free safety inspection and repair, if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact PB Heat toll-free at (877) 257-3300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at

   Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 257-3300   CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772   CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908  

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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