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Usines Giant Factories Gas Water Heaters with Emerson control valves

Description: The recall involves propane and natural gas water heaters in 40, 50, and 75 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are white with a red "Giant" logo decal on the front. The water heaters have a nameplate near the Emerson gas control valve with the following model number ranges. UG40-38LFPV2-P1U-US, UG40-40LFPV2-N1U-US, UG50-38LFPV2-P1U-US, UG50-38LFPV2-P2U-US, UG50-38TFPDV1-N2U-US, UG50-40LFPV2-N1U-US, UG50-40LFPV2-N2U-US, UG75-76MEPV1-N2U-US, UG75-76MEPV1-P2U-US. The control valves are black with a white "Emerson" logo on the front. The Emerson control valve model numbers and date code are located on a label on the right-hand side of the bracket holding the Emerson control valve to the gas water heater. The recalled control valve model numbers are 37H73A-301P1 (natural gas) and 37H74A-301P1 (propane) with a date code between 1821 and 1839. [Learn More]

About 168 (in addition, about 10,832 were sold in Canada) units were affected by this recall.

Usines Giant Factories Gas Water Heaters with Emerson control valves
Usines Giant Factories Recalls Gas Water Heaters with Emerson Control Valves Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Usines Giant Factories Gas Water Heaters with Emerson control valves Recall Information

Country of OriginCanada (heater)
Recall Date11/03/2021
Recall ID9167
Recall Number22016
HazardThe power handle can short circuit and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards
InjuriesNone reported in the United States. Usines Giant Factories has received 20 reports of incidents with the Emerson control valves in Canada, including one report necessitating medical attention due to the release of carbon monoxide.
RemedyConsumers should immediately contact Usines Giant Factories, who will arrange to have the Emerson control valve replaced by a certified technician, and to receive a free replacement valve. Consumers who continue to use the water heaters while awaiting repair should have working carbon monoxide alarms outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the home.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactGiant at 800 363-9354 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, or e-mail at [email protected]. or online at then click on "Recall Information" located at the bottom of the page, or click on
Last Updated11/03/2021
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