Consumer product recall

LAARS Mini-Therm JX Gas-Fired Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

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Summary

Product
LAARS Mini-Therm JX Gas-Fired Boilers
Issue
Consumer products - Poisoning hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled boilers and contact LAARS® Heating Systems Company to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit.

Affected products

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.

Issue

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.

For more information, consumers can contact LAARS® Heating Systems Company by telephone at 1‑888-454-3223, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, by email at warranty@laars.com, or visit the company website and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

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

Details
Original published date: 2022-06-30
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Household items
Companies

Distributor

Bradford White – Canada, Inc.

Halton Hills, Ontario

CANADA

Manufacturer

Laars Heating Systems Company

Rochester, New Hampshire

USA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64299