Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters Due to Risk of Fire, Explosion

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Recall date: March 31, 2015
Recall number: 15-107

Recall Summary

Name of product: Gas water heaters

On units with a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, the flame arrestor or flame arrestor plate can fail, posing a risk of fire or explosion if flammable liquids or gases are nearby.

Consumer Contact: Giant at (800) 363-9354 anytime or online at then click on Recall Information for more information.
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Recall Details


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This recall involves atmospherically vented propane and natural gas water heaters in 30, 40, 50 and 60 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are white with a red “Giant” logo decal on the front. The water heaters have a nameplate near the gas valve with the model number, date of manufacture and serial number. Recalled water heaters have the following model number and have a serial number within the following ranges:

Model Serial Number Range
UG30‐30MF‐N2U‐US A7093000, A7176930 to A7176932
A7125009 to A7125069
A7129350 to A7129373
A7136418 to A7136422
A7170513 to A7170522
A7170524 to A7170527
A7182196 to A 7182283
UG50‐36LF‐P1U‐US A 7120387
A7120400 to A7120417
A7121718 to A7121722
A7147644 to A7147651
A7181128 to A7181133

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Consumers should immediately ensure there are no combustible materials near the water heater and contact Giant for a free inspection. If the water heater has a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, Giant will replace the water heater free of charge.

Sold at

Independent distributors in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania from April 2014 through October 2014 for between $340 and $830.


Giant Factories Inc., of Canada

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