CPSC, Bradford White Corporation, Announce
Recall of Gas Water Heater
Gas Water Heaters - Bradford White Corporation, of Ambler, Pa., is voluntarily
recalling 1,220 75-Gallon Power Vented Gas Water Heaters. The recalled water heaters
are models: MIITW75T6EN12; MIITW75T6CX12; TW375S76E3N; and TW375S763X with serial
number "YD" (all) through YE 1395234. The model and serial numbers are located
on the heater rating plate and on the shipping carton label. Bradford White Corporation
sold these water heaters to plumbing supply wholesalers from April 2002 to May
2002. The water heaters were manufactured in the United States.
PROBLEM: The water heater may have been fitted with incorrectly made flue
gas baffles. These baffles may affect fuel combustion resulting in excessive carbon
monoxide emissions, which can cause serious injuries and death.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers who purchased one of these water heaters should
immediately contact their installing contractor or call Bradford White Technical
Support at (800) 334-3393, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00p.m. ET, Monday through Friday,
or visit the firm's Internet site at www.bradfordwhite.com.
Bradford White will confirm the status of the product. If involved, Bradford White
will arrange for inspection (and replacement if necessary) of the flue baffle
at no cost to the consumer.