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Industry Notification Of High Temperature Plastic Vent (HTPV) Systems
Bard products affected: IH, IL, IC, ISG and MPG gas furnaces vented with HTPV.
The U.S. Consumers Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and many gas furnace and boiler manufacturers jointly announced a Corrective Action Program (CAP) on February 24, 1998. This program covers high temperature plastic vent (HTPV) systems that may have been installed with certain models of furnaces and boilers. The CPSC press release on HTPV, Release # 98-072 dated February 24, 1998.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - November 7, 2005. CPSC announces withdrawal of manufacturer of Ultravent® brand plastic heat pipe from Corrective Action Program.
The plastic vent pipes subject to this program are black in color with the brand name of Plexvent® or Plexvent II® or gray in color with the brand name of Ultravent®. The pipe fittings may be black, gray, amber, or a combination of colors. These pipes and fittings have been installed since September of 1987. If an installation has white plastic pipe made of polyvinyl chloride, marked "PVC" or "CPVC", it is not affected by this program. Metal pipes are also not affected by this program.
Bard Manufacturing Company is a participating manufacturer in the CAP along with approximately 30 other manufacturers of furnaces, boilers, and HTPV suppliers. Americall Group, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, is handling all administration of the CAP.
There are three different facets to the program:Wholesaler Program: Wholesalers nationwide are being invited to participate in the CAP. As a participating wholesaler, installers will be referred directly to you. Only participating wholesalers will be given special, reduced program price offered by Field Controls and Tjernlund Products.
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