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CPSC - Hayward Pool Products Inc. Announce Recall Pool Heaters

Name of product: Pool Heaters

Units: About 15,800

Manufacturer: Hayward Pool Products Inc., of Elizabeth, N.J.

Hazard: A malfunctioning circuit board can cause these gas pool heaters to fail to ignite, allowing gas to accumulate in the heater cover. Delayed ignition of built-up gas can result in a fire or explosion causing property damage and injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Hayward Pool Products reported four incidents. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes all Hayward H-Series ED2 natural-draft pool heaters with model numbers: H150ED2 H250PED2 H350PED2 H150PED2 H250PEDH2 H400ED2 H200ED2 H300ED2 H400PED2 H200PED2 H300PED2 H250ED2 H3503D2

A manufacturing label displaying the unit's model number and serial number is inside the unit, on the heater floor. Consumers can access the label by removing the front panel of the heater housing. The H-series ED2 Control Bezel assembly (a black box mounted behind the front control panel) encases the defective circuit board.

Sold at: Pool installer and distributors nationwide from December 2002 through June 2003 as a component of various pool heating systems.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should shut off the pool heater by switching off the corresponding circuit breaker. Consumer should contact Hayward Pool Products Inc., to schedule the installation of a free replacement control module.

Consumer Contact: Call Hayward Pool Products toll-free at (888) Hayward (429-9273) anytime, or go to their Web site at www.haywardnet.com.

Media Contact: John Neiswanger or Alexander D'Jamoos at (973) 274-8330.

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