Bosch Thermotechnology Recalls Buderus Boilers Due to Carbon

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/bosch-thermotechnology-recalls-buderus-boilers-due-to-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Buderus GB125-35 oil-condensing boilers

Hazard:  The siphon can become blocked, leading to a delayed ignition that can damage the boiler's exhaust system, creating a carbon monoxide hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately contact Bosch for a free repair.  Consumers who continue to use the boilers while awaiting repair should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home.

Consumer Contact:
Bosch Thermotechnology at 800-323-1943 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, via email at [email protected]; or online at https://www.bosch-thermotechnology.us/us/en/residential/home/ and click on the "Knowledge" tab, then click on "Product Approvals, Certifications & Regulatory Info" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 170

Description:  This recall involves Buderus brand GB125-35 oil-condensing boilers distributed by Bosch.  The boilers have a blue enclosure, and the GB125-35 model number is located on the data plate near the top right hand side of the boiler.  The Buderus brand name is printed on the outside of the boiler's blue enclosure.  Bosch Thermotechnology and the model number are printed on a white label on the blue enclosure.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported in the U.S.

Sold at:  Wholesale distributors and installed by independent contractors nationwide from June 2008 through September 2012 for about $6,000.

Importer:  Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., of Watertown, Mass.

Distributor:  Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., of Watertown, Mass.

Manufacturer:  Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, of Germany

Manufactured in:  Germany

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Release Number:  20-046

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