The recalled vent kits installed on gas pool heaters are not the proper size and can allow carbon monoxide to leak, posing a CO poisoning hazard to consumers.
This recall involves the Hayward UHXNEGVT15001 Negative Pressure 6-inch Vent Kit for pool heaters. The vent kit is used exclusively on the Hayward H500FD Gas Heaters. The kit includes the following: one vent pipe adapter for negative pressure galvanized vent pipe, one flue cover plate with hole for vent, #10 sheet metal screws, vent pressure switches, vent pressure switch tubing and vent pressure switch jumper wire. Only Hayward H500FD Gas Heaters that are installed indoors and use 6-inch negative pressure galvanized vent piping are affected by this recall. The name Hayward is stamped into the furnace housing above the water pipes. The model and serial number H500FD is located to the left of the water pipes.
Consumers should immediately turn off the pool heater and contact Hayward for free replacement and installation of a new vent kit. Do not use your pool heater until a new vent kit is installed.
Pool equipment distributors nationwide and online at poolsupply4less.com and tcpoolequipment.com from March 2015 through April 2019 for about $265.
Hayward Industries Inc, of Nashville, Tenn.
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