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Wall Furnaces Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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Rinnai America Corp., in conjunction of the CPSC, is recalling about 52,000 Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556 due to carbon monoxide hazard. A gasket in the unit can fail which can cause carbon monoxide to leak from the furnace and into the home.

So far Rinnai has received 11 reports of carbon monoxide leaking, but there have not been any injuries or illnesses reported.

The recall involves Rinnai EnergySaver Direct-Vent Wall Furnaces, Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556. They are either natural gas or LP gas (propane) fueled. The following model numbers are included in the recall:
Model RHFE-431 FAIII-N FAIII-P
WTA-N WTA-P
WTA-72B-N WTA-76B-N
Model RHFE-556 FAIII-N FAIII-P
WTA-N WTA-P

The model number can be found on top of the rating plate which is located on the side of the furnace. The models recalled includes only the products manufactured from February 2000 to December 2007 and were sold through wholesale distributors nationwide to contractors and dealers. The manufacturing date code is the first four digits of the serial number (YY MM) and is listed by the bottom of the rating plate.