Bosch Thermotechnology boilers recalled due to fire hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Bosch Thermotechnology gas-fired boilers because an electrical connector can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The recalled Buderus GB142 is a gas-fired, wall-hung boiler. The boilers are white and designed to be mounted on walls.

The black control drawer in the bottom centre of the front of the boiler is marked “Buderus GB 142.” Boilers with a green sticker inside the control drawer are not included.

The model numbers included in the recall are 142/24, 142/30, 142/45 and 142/60. Only models with date codes of 7246 through 7256 are included in the recall. The model number and date code are located on a label on the bottom left side of the boiler.

About 90 boilers were sold by wholesale distributors to plumbing and heating contractors across the United States from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $5,000 and $7,500 US.

Consumers should stop using the recalled boilers immediately and contact their certified heating contractors or Bosch Thermotechnology for a free repair.

Recall notice