November 14, 2014 — About 31,000 tankless gas water heaters are being recalled because the manufacturer has received 40 reports of the units overheating, resulting in several fires.
The recall affects single and dual-purpose water heaters under the Coaire and Quietside brand-names, which were imported into the United States by Challenger Supply Holdings, Inc.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission:
“Daesung has received 40 reports of the units overheating, including four involving burns on the wall where the heater was mounted and two involving fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.”
All of the water heaters are white. They measure 5-28 inches tall by 15-19 inches wide by 8-14 inches thick. They are designed to heat either 4 gallons or 7.2 gallons of water per minute. The brand-names “Coaire” or “Quietside” is printed on the bottom front of the heater, and “S-Line Condensing” is printed on the top front.<?p>
The water heaters were made in Korea. About 29,000 were sold in the United States and 2,200 in Canada between July 2008 and August 2014. They were sold for about $500-2,000.
What Should I Do?
If you own a recalled product, unplug it and do not use it. The manufacturer has set up a hotline at 800-729-6118 where you can call to schedule a free repair. For more information, visit www.challengersupply.com and click on “Product Recall.”
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