The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rinnai America Corp., has announced a voluntary recall of about 52,000 Direct-Vent wall furnaces. A gasket in the wall furnace could fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide
leaking into the home. Although no injuries have been reported, Rinnai has received 11 reports of carbon monoxide
Manufactured in Japan and sold nationwide by wholesale distributors to contractors and dealers, this recall involves Rinnai EnergySaver Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556. The furnaces are fueled by either propane or natural gas. Only units manufactured from February 2000 through December 2007 are involved in the recall. Please check the CPSC press release to see the recalled furnace.
Consumers may contact Rinnai at (866) 746-8344 to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit. You may also visit their website at www.wallfurnacerecall.com.