John Wood Water Heater Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: John Wood Water Heater Recall [Canada]John Wood Water Heaters recalls an estimated 85 John Wood Fifty-Gallon Propane Fueled Residential Water Heaters due to fire, explosion hazards. HCSC:

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Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves an estimated 85 John Wood Fifty-Gallon Propane Fueled Residential Water Heaters identified by model number JW850S40P-AV1 301. The recalled Water Heaters were sold between August 2013 and February 2014.

The Water Heaters are grey, vertical, 50-gallon, propane fueled, atmospherically vented water heaters designed for residential use. Natural gas units are not affected by this recall notification.

The recalled units bear a large John Wood name and logo label at the top front of their metal jackets. Beneath the logo, there is a large, circular label with the words “FLAME GUARD” in large, red and blue lettering. Beneath that, there are several panels with warnings and instructions.

The serial number ranges for the potentially affected units are as follows:

  • 1332A012841 to 1332A012860
  • 1333A024744
  • 1334A007940 to 1334A007954
  • 1338A013942 to 1338A013966
  • 1338A028652 to 1338A028686

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Water Heater’s design and in-home presentation.

According to Health Canada, the affected Water Heaters may have been shipped with a small, undesigned gap between the combustion chamber floor and the manifold tube. This may prevent the unit’s flame arrestor from operating as designed. If this happens, there is an increased potential risk of a fire and/or explosion if flammable vapors are improperly used in the vicinity of the unit.

If your Water Heater is affected by this recall, you may contact John Wood customer service by telephone at 1-888-479-8324 to schedule a repair, free of charge.


HCSC ID number: RA-41333
Recalls Direct RIN: 4133-2014
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