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Health Canada has issued a recall on certain Lochinvar condensing gas boilers and condensing gas combi boilers due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The recall involves units manufactured between approximately August 16, 2016 and May 28, 2019.  All units sold by Lochinvar to Canadian customers were Lochinvar branded.

The recalled units contain a silicone flue grommet which is fitted through a small hole in the flue pipe and seals and holds a temperature sensor to the flue pipe. Over time, it may be possible for the silicone material to break down and fall from the mounting hole in the flue pipe. If this occurs, the vacant mounting hole allows flue gases to escape, posing a risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

As of June 16, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company received seven reports of boiler’s flue grommets deteriorating, including one report of two non-fatal injuries involving carbon monoxide poisoning, and two reports of carbon monoxide emission not involving an injury.  Approximately 3,642 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 34,300 were sold in the United States.

For more information and a list of affected products, review the Health Canada Alert.