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Reliance Worldwide Recalls Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Devices Due to Scald Hazard

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015

Name of product: Cash Acme Heatguard Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) Device

Hazard: The thermal element in the TAFR can fail to operate, causing the users to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injury.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should use caution when …

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Plumbers must demonstrate their competence as installers of plumbing systems to an official executing board prior to being issued a license. A plumbing code which is technically perfect is valueless if its provisions are not observed and enforced. The issuance of a license by a community specifies that the holder is qualified both theoretically and …

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Plumbing code outlines the best and most modern methods to be used in plumbing installations. Since the plumbing in any private or public building is a part of the community water and sewage disposal system, it is vital that such installations should not be left to the discretion of irresponsible individuals. The protection of the …

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A.O. Smith Recalls John Wood Brand Oil-Fired Water Heaters Due to Fire & Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, June 02, 2015

AO Smith water heater recall

Name of product: John Wood oil-fired water heaters

Hazard: The water heater’s combustion chamber can be misaligned and heat the exterior walls of the water heater instead of the water. Combustible material near the outside of the water heater can catch fire, posing fire and burn …

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