Product recalls

Immersion heater may overheat and lead to fire

October 1, 2008

The National Consumer Agency has issued a warning about an immersion water heater which may overheat and cause fire. GèminoX, a French domestic appliance manufacturer is currently carrying out a refit of its EBS immersion water heater.

There is a risk of overheating of the black plug-in connectors located at the bottom of the grey box at the front of the tank and on top of the tank. Under worst-case conditions, the overheating may lead to fire.

It should be stressed that not all tanks are affected. Tanks without an immersion (no grey control box) or tanks that have the grey box but no black plug-in connectors are not affected by this safety alert.

GèminoX has contracted Valve Control Systems Limited to carry out the refit of the affected immersion heater wiring. Consumers are asked to contact Valve Control Systems Limited during office hours, Monday to Friday, on 01-8258081 / 01-8258082, to arrange for a free refit. Consumers can also contact the NCA hotline on 1890 432 432.

Persons who have one of these immersion tanks are advised to keep the immersion switched off until the refit has been carried out.

Since 2001, approximately 700 items have been imported into Ireland by Aquetech Ltd. in Cork.

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