LAARS Mini-Therm JX Gas-Fired Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled boilers and contact LAARS® Heating Systems Company to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit.
This recall involves the LAARS® Mini-Therm JX gas-fired residential atmospheric boilers, models JX050 and JX075.
The affected boilers are grey in colour and include a front display panel with “LAARS® MINI-THERM JX” on a black and orange coloured name plate or label. Affected units include the range of serial numbers from V21306297 to V22311517.
The original mounting position of the blocked vent switch may not allow the boiler to switch off in a timely manner during a blocked vent condition, posing a Carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.
As of June 07, 2022, the company has received no reports of blocked vent switch failures in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received no reports of blocked vent switch failures, and no reports of injuries.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers and contact LAARS® Heating Systems Company to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Laars Heating Systems Company
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
The company reported that 26 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 545 units were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from January 2021 to January 2022.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in the United States of America
Bradford White – Canada, Inc.
Halton Hills, Ontario
Laars Heating Systems Company
Rochester, New Hampshire