Coaire and Quietside brand tankless water heaters recalled

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The water heaters can overheat

Challenger Supply Holdings of Fort Worth, Texas, is recalling about 31,200 tankless gas water heaters in the U.S. and Canada.

The water heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The manufacturer has received 40 reports of the units overheating, including 4 involving burns on the wall where the heater was mounted and 2 involving fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all models of single- and dual-purpose Coaire and Quietside brand tankless gas water heaters. The recalled water heaters heat either 4 or 7.2 gallons of water per minute. They are white and come in the following dimension ranges: 25-28 inches tall x 15-19 inches wide x 8-14 inches thick. The words “S-Line Condensing” are on the top front and brand names “Coaire” or “Quietside” are on the bottom front of the recalled water heaters.

The heaters, manufactured in Korea, were sold at independent dealers nationwide and on various websites including from July 2008, through August 2014, for between $500 and $2,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heaters and contact Challenger Supply Holdings to arrange for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Challenger Supply Holdings at (800) 729-6118 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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