Water Heater Product Recall

Occasionally I learn about re-calls that I know could possibly affect you or your neighbors.

A.O. Smith is recalling natural and propane gas water heaters.

The water heater’s flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater’s exhaust can leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard.

This recall involves 75 gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. ‘A.O. Smith’ or ‘State’ is printed on the side of the unit. A.O. Smith and State model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed below. Model and serial numbers are printed on the water heater’s rating plate

Brand Name: A.O. Smith

Model Numbers:

FCG-75 300

FCG-75 301

Serial Number Ranges

L07A071460 through L07A144966

M07A009387 through M07A072884

State GS6 75 XRR S

GS6 75 CRR S

The units were sold by independent contractors and plumbers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $1,000 and $2,500. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.

For additional information, contact A.O. Smith toll-free at (866) 880-4661 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hotwater.com

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