ECR International recalls gas-fired hot water residential boilers

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The boilers may pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

ECR International of Utica, N.Y., is recalling about 1,745 gas-fired hot water residential boilers.

The boilers can be missing the flue inspection cover plate, posing a risk of exposure to combustion flue gasses and a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves gas-fired hot water residential boilers with brand names Dunkirk, Utica Boilers, Utica Heating, Pennco, Green Mountain and Columbia and with model numbers DXL-K, MGB-K, UH15B-K, 15B-K, GMGW-K, or MCB-K respectively.

The boilers are blue and/or gray, 32 inches tall, 13 to 27 inches wide and 26 inches deep.

The model and serial numbers are located on the boiler rating plate in the front left corner of the top panel.

A list of the recalled models and serial numbers may be found here.

The boilers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at wholesale distributors mainly in the Midwest and Northeast from December 2022, through May 2023, for between $2,000 and $4,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers and contact ECR International to arrange for a free inspection and repair in the form of a free installation of the inspection cover plate, if missing.

Consumers may contact ECR International at (800) 241-5501 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday thru Friday, by email at, or online at for more information.

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