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Robertshaw Controls Co., of Long Beach, California announced the recall of about 178,000 Robertshaw R110 Series Gas heater Robertshaw Valves water installed on the following water heater brands:
American Proline, Bradford White, GE, GSW, Hotpoint, Jetglas, John Wood, Lochinvar, Premier Plus, Powerflex, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Vanguard, Whirlpool, and U.S. Craft master propane and natural gas heaters. Electric heaters are not included in the recall. Reports indicate that screws on some water heater valves could break. If this happens, gas could leak from the valve, which poses a risk of gas explosion and fire. The R110 Gas burner Valves being recalled are installed on natural and liquid propane (LP) gas water heaters. The recalled valves were manufactured between July 25, 2005 and August 14, 2005 with production date codes 5-31 through and including 5-33, although not all valves with these date codes are affected.
Made in Mexico the recalled gas heater pool valves have been installed on water heaters by gas appliance distributors and retailers, including Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as plumbers and plumbing/heating equipment suppliers. The manual gas valve was also sold separately through gas appliance service providers. Water heaters sold or serviced prior to July 25, 2005 are not affected One of the most common ways of protecting your home from gas leaks is by installing some natural gas shutoff valve. These include Earthquake Actuated Valves, Excess Flow Valves, Methane Detectors, Hybrid Systems, and Manual shut-off valves. Each may have its advantages and disadvantages and these are compared in the following tables. Homeowners should consider their individual needs and use the tables select their best personal option.

 

Long Beach, Calif. firm Robertshaw Controls Co. recalled around 178,000 of their R110 Series gas water heater valves. The recalled model has to date been installed on American Proline, Bradford White, G.E., GSW, Hotpoint, Jetglas, John Wood, Lochinvar, Premier Plus, Powerflex, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Vanguard, Whirlpool, and U.S. Craft heaters fueled both by propane and natural gas. Robertshaw didn't recall valves fitted to electric heaters.

The R110 Series valves manufactured between July 25, 2005 and Aug. 14, 2005 reportedly face increased gas-leak risks due to manufacturing with screws prone to breaks. A broken screw pose an increased risk that gas could escape and cause either a fire or explosion. The defective R110 valves were only installed on liquid propane and natural gas units.

To identify a defective unit, owners of potentially impacted water heaters should examine the valve for production codes beginning with 5-31 up to and including 5-33. Not all valves within this production code range will be affected. Units coded within that range could potentially possess the potentially dangerous defect.

Plumbers, plumbing/heating equipment suppliers and major retailers including Home Depot and Lowe's have previously installed the potentially defective units, which were manufactured in Mexico. Various appliance service providers have also sold the valves separately. This recall does not affect water heaters previously serviced or sold before July 25, 2005.

Installing a natural gas shutoff valve remains a reliable safeguard against a dangerous gas leak. Components such as earthquake actuated valves, excess flow valves, methane detectors, hybrid systems and manual shut-off valves all can act instantly and independently when they detect conditions that may cause a leak. No one design fits every possible home's existing conditions. Consult with your construction, natural gas, HVAC or appliance service professionals for insight into what devices, valves and components will most reliably protect your home and family.

Robertshaw personnel can answer additional questions regarding impacted heaters. To contact a representative, call Robertshaw toll-free at (800)-232-9389 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday. Obtain your heater's model and serial number before making your call. Both should be listed on its manufacturer label.

In the event you smell gas either neither the unit yourself or in your building, leave the area immediately. Call your local gas service provider and follow a technician's instructions before re-entering the structure.