About Gas water heaters

Recall Date: 3/31/2015

This recall involves atmospherically vented propane and natural gas water heaters in 30, 40, 50 and 60 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are white with a red “Giant” logo decal on the front. The water heaters have a nameplate near the gas valve with the model number, date of manufacture and serial number. Recalled water heaters have the following model number and have a serial number within the following ranges: Model Serial Number Range UG30‐30MF‐N2U‐US A7093000, A7176930 to A7176932 UG40‐32LF‐P1U‐US A7125009 to A7125069 A7129350 to A7129373 A7136418 to A7136422 A7170513 to A7170522 A7170524 to A7170527 A7177431 A7182196 to A 7182283 UG50‐36LF‐P1U‐US A 7120387 UG50‐40LF‐N1U‐US A7120400 to A7120417 A7121718 to A7121722 A7147644 to A7147651 A7181128 to A7181133

Consumer Contact

Giant at (800) 363-9354 anytime or online at www.giantinc.com then click on Recall Information for more information.

Retailers

  • Independent distributors in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania from April 2014 through October 2014 for between $340 and $830.

Manufacturers

  • Giant Factories Inc., of Canada

Made In

  • Canada

Category ID: 68028

Number of Units Sold: About 240

Hazards

  • On units with a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, the flame arrestor or flame arrestor plate can fail, posing a risk of fire or explosion if flammable liquids or gases are nearby.

Injuries

  • None reported

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately ensure there are no combustible materials near the water heater and contact Giant for a free inspection. If the water heater has a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, Giant will replace the water heater free of charge.

Resolution Options

  • Replace

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2015/Giant-Factories-Recalls-Water-Heaters-Due-to-Risk-of-Fire-Explosion