CPSC Recall: Usines Giant Factories Water Heaters
FYI – Please see the recall notice below from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for Usines Giant Factories gas water heaters with Emerson control valves.
The heater’s Emerson control valves can fail to close properly, causing soot to accumulate on the burner, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.
No injuries have been reported in the United States, but Usines Giant Factories has received 20 reports of incidents with the Emerson control valves in Canada, including one report necessitating medical attention due to the release of carbon monoxide.
Some of these water heaters were sold in Region 2 (BGM Supply, Utica NY, Central NY Plumbing & Heating Supply, Whitesboro, New York) from June 2018 through July 2020. Some of our VPP sites have residential-size water heaters.