As release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, close to 14,400 Water Heating Technologies gas water heaters are being recalled due to fire hazard. This recall involves Water Heating Technologies “American Standard” gas water heaters. The model numbers included in the recall begin with GN and GSN. The water heaters are white with an “American Standard” logo printed on the front. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the water heater. The water heaters were sold in 30, 40 and 50 gallon capacities. A complete list of models and serial numbers can be found on the firm’s website at http://www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com/recall/.
The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber, posing a risk of fire or explosion.
Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately stop using the gas water heaters and call Water Heating Technologies to arrange for a service technician to inspect, repair or replace the water heater free of charge.
The affected water heaters were sold through plumbing contractors nationwide from May 2015 through February 2016 for between $400 and $820.