The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 616,000 of its natural and propane gas-powered water heaters made by A. O. Smith.
The recall is due to a fire hazard risk when the units are installed on a wood or combustible surface.
Water Heaters Recalled:
Residential Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Manufactured Between April 2011 and August 2016 were sold under the brand names America, A. O. Smith, Kenmore, Reliance, State, U.S. Craftmaster, and Whirlpool.
Thirty-Gallon A. O. Smith brand Model G6-UT3030NV: If you purchased an A. O. Smith brand G6-UT3030NV thirty gallon water heater at a California Lowe’s Home improvement Store between the dates of February 1, 2018, and April 9, 2018.
To see if you are at risk, check to see if your water heater has the first four digit serial numbers between 1115 and 1631. (They represent the year and week of production.) The serial number can be found on a rating plate located near the bottom of the heater’s outer jacket.
If you believe you have a water heater included in the recall:
- Check the serial number on the website WaterHeaterRecall.com.
- If yours is included and it’s in use, you will need to turn it off immediately.
- Contact A. O. Smith at 866-880-4661 to see if your unit qualifies for a free repair.
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