EBS hot water tanks without the grey control box at the front have no immersion heater. EBS hot water tanks with the grey box but without any black plug-in connector have an improved version of the immersion heater wiring. These installations are not affected. Géminox have contracted Valve Control Systems Ltd to carry out a refit of the affected immersion heater wiring to eliminate the problem.
Géminox, a domestic appliance manufacturer based in France, has started to undertake a refit of immersion heaters for their EBS type hot water tanks, due to safety reasons. The affected immersion heaters for the EBS hot water tanks have been imported into Ireland since 2001 by Aquatech Ltd., Cork. There is a risk of overheating of the black plug-in connectors located at the bottom of the grey box at the front of the tank and on top of the tank (see pictures). Under worst-case conditions, the overheating may lead to fire.
What To Do
Consumers are asked to contact Valve Control Systems Ltd. on telephone number 01-8258081/01-8258082 from Monday to Friday, office hours, to arrange to have the refit carried out. The refit of the immersion heaters will be free of charge for the consumers. Until the wiring has been replaced, consumers are asked not to use the immersion heater and to keep it switched off at all times.
Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.
|Recall date||22 Apr 2008|