Governor's Council on Boiler Safety
Carl D. Kinney, Sr., Chairperson
Karen A. Maxson
Paul W. Frank
Thomas M. Hauske
To learn more about the Governor's council on boiler safety, click here and scroll to "§ 7404B. Council on Boiler Safety." For more about the Boiler Safety Program, scroll the Delaware Code to "§ 7401B. Establishment and Purpose of the Boiler Safety Program."
Boiler Safety News
Viessmann Boiler recall: Vitodens 200 model
A.O. Smith Recall of Water Heaters, October 6, 2005: The recall involves 75-gallon propane gas water heaters. The heaters have the name “A.O. Smith,” “Reliance,” “Apollo,” “State,” or “Maytag” on the side of the unit. The model number is located on the rating plate. Only units with the model numbers listed below and manufactured between January 2004 and July 2005 are included in the recall.
Press Release on recall.
CPSC, Robertshaw Controls Co. Announce Recall of Gas Control Valves on Water Heaters, September 16, 2005: The R110 Gas Control 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. The recalled valves were 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. Craftmaster. The model and serial number can be found on the manufacturer’s label on the water heater. Electric water heaters are not included. Press Release on recall.
Robertshaw Controls Co. is recalling about 425,000 gas control valves used in a variety of appliances, heaters and fireplaces amid reports flash fires burned several people after valves stuck in the open position. The gas control valve can remain open if the pilot light goes out, which permits gas to continue to flow and can result in a gas explosion and fire. A full list of recalled model numbers is available at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05073.html. Consumers can call Robertshaw at 800-232-9389 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST Monday through Friday for more information or to receive a free repair or replacement. Press Release on recall