Tankless water heater recall in effect for carbon monoxide risk
“Navien is recalling 3,400 tankless water heaters for a possible carbon monoxide poisoning risk they pose to users.
Navien recommends that people immediately stop using the recalled units.
‘Consumers who continue use of the water heaters and boilers while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home,’ the company said in a release.”
Read more on this recall here.
Apparently, the issue stems from a conversion kit offered with the water heater. This kit changes the heat source from natural gas to propane which may create an excess of carbon monoxide. Even if you don’t have this brand of water heater in your home, it is still highly suggested you installed a carbon monoxide detector.
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