Rupture and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves for Large Water Heaters by Watts Regulator

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Watts Regulator Company voluntary recalled about 900 one inch 140X-9 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves sold through distributors nationwide from October 2006 through July 2009 for between $250 and $280. The valves were typically sold as replacement parts for large water heaters used in commercial locations and large homes. The relief valve can fail to reduce pressure and avert failure or rupture of the water heater tank and associated valves, posing rupture and burn hazard to consumers and their property. Consumers and users should immediately contact Watts Regulator to schedule a free repair or to obtain more information.

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