ATTLEBORO — Fire Chief Scott Lachance says residents and business owners should be aware of a recall of certain boilers due to a potential carbon monoxide hazard.
The recall involves the Vitodens 200-W and Vitodens 222-F series boilers used for space or domestic water heating. There are five affected models.
The equipment has been recalled by the residential and commercial boiler manufacturer Viessmann, according to the fire chief.
The boiler heat exchanger back plate can corrode and leak flue gases, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard to consumers.
The Vitodens 200-W is a wall-hung unit, housed in a white metal box about 38 inches high and 18 inches wide. The Vitodens 222-F is a floor mounted unit, housed in a white metal box about 68 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
The name “Vitodens” is printed on the label on the outside of the boiler box. The product name and model number can be found on the left side of the boiler cover. The serial number can be found on the underside of the wall mounted boiler and on the center section on the floor mount model.
Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor of the boiler to schedule a repair. Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair should have a working carbon monoxide alarm outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the home.
Anyone who believes their boiler is part of the recall should contact Viessmann at 1-800-288-0667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go online to www.viessmann.com and click on “Important Notice” located in the middle of the homepage for more information.
Further information can be located on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website located at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Viessmann-Recalls-Boilers-Due-to-Carbon-Monoxide-Hazard.