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Furnaces Linked to California Fires Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - About 30,000 furnaces sold in California are being recalled because they pose a substantial fire risk, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC had issued a safety alert concerning these furnaces in September 2000. At the time of its recall notice, the CPSC had received 50 reports of fires that have been associated with these horizontal furnaces manufactured by Consolidated Industries Inc.The company manufactured 140,000 of these gas-fired horizontal furnaces; about 110,000 of them were manufactured and distributed under the Premier/Consolidated labels and are not covered by this recall program.The recalled units have steel "NOx" rods...

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