Rheem has issued a recall notice for its indoor gas water heater that may cause contact burns and potential combustion of materials.
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The product being recalled is Rheem’s 275 Litre Heavy Duty Commercial Indoor Gas Water Heater manufactured between 1 July 2008 and 20 November 2009 with the following model numbers: 621275N0 or 621275P0.
“Under extended operating conditions the outer jacket temperature of the water heater can exceed safe temperatures. If the outer jacket temperature of the water heater exceeds safe temperatures, there could be a risk of contact burn for people who come into direct contact with the outer jacket of the water heater. There is also the potential for combustion of materials that are inappropriately stored against or near the water heater,” says the company.
Users are advised to immediately remove any combustible materials within the proximity of the water heater and take steps to ensure that no-one comes into contact with the water heater.
Once this is done, please call toll free on 1800 063 018 between the hours of 8.00 am and 8.00 pm AEDST. Rheem will be arranging to undertake on site service modifications in order to eliminate the potential risk associated with the water heater. These modifications will be made free of charge.