The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Navien Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters, recently announced a voluntary recall of several tankless water geaters. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The heaters were made by Kyung Dong Navien Co. Ltd., South Korea and imported by Navien America Inc., of Irvine, California. An unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied. A detached vent collar poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer. Navien tankless hot water heaters are white with “T-Creator” and “NAVIEN” on the front. Recalled model numbers are CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A) manufactured in 2008. A label on the side of the water heater lists the model number along with the manufacturing year in YYYY format. They were sold in 2008 and 2009. Consumers should immediately stop using and check the model and manufacture year information on their Navien water heater. Consumers with recalled water heaters should immediately contact Navien to schedule a repair.
(Image Credit: Navien. Does not necessarily represent the models affected)