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Robertshaw Controls Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), is instituting a voluntary recall of certain models of gas valves in the R110 series. The R110 Series gas control valves that are being recalled are installed in natural and liquid propane (LP) gas water heaters. Electric water heaters are not affected. The recalled valves were manufactured between July 25, 2005 and August 14, 2005. Thus, consumers who had gas water heaters installed or serviced prior to July 25, 2005 are unaffected. If your water heater was installed since July 25, 2005 or you have had it serviced since that date, it is possible that you may have an affected valve.
Water heater brands potentially affected include: American ProLine, Bradford White, General Electric (GE), GSW, Hotpoint, Jetglas, John Wood, Lochinvar, PowerFlex, Premier Plus, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Vanguard, Whirlpool and U.S. Craftmaster.
Under some circumstances, screws on some of these valves may be susceptible to breaking. If screws on the valve break, gas could leak from the valve. This can result in a gas explosion and fire, which could result in severe personal injury and/or property damage.
If you believe you may have an affected water heater, please click on What Water Heaters are Involved. If you need further assistance, please call Robertshaw toll-free at 800-232-9389 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday. Please have the model and serial numbers of your water heater ready when you contact Robertshaw. The model and serial numbers can be found on the manufacturer's label on the water heater.
As with any gas appliance, if you smell gas near your water heater or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.