Home-heating vent pipe system recalled
In a landmark action, virtually the entire furnace and boiler industry together with the manufacturers (27) of high-temperature plastic vent (HTPV) pipes have joined with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to announce a recall of an estimated 250,000 HTPV pipe systems attached to home gas or propane furnaces or boilers. The pipes could crack or separate at the joints and leak carbon monoxide.
Vent pipes subject to this recall program are plastic, gray, or black (white pipes are not involved) and have the names “Plexvent,” “Plexvent II,” or “Ultravent” stamped on the vent pipe or on stickers placed on pieces used to connect the vent pipes. Only HTPV furnace systems that have bent pipes that go through the sidewalls of structures (horizontal systems) are subject to recall. All boiler HTPV systems are being recalled.
For additional information, call (800) 758-3688 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST seven days a week. Consumers with systems eligible for recall will receive new professionally installed venting systems free of charge. Consumers who already have replaced their systems may be eligible for partial or full reimbursement.