CPSC Product Recall Alert

Subject:  Crown Boiler Company CWD Series Boilers Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Recall date:  October 2013

CPSC Recall number: 13 –TBD

Manufacturer:  Crown Boiler Company

Manufactured in:  United States

Sold at:  Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May, 2005 through July 1, 2013

Name of product: Crown Boiler CWD Series gas fired hot water boilers

Hazard: The Air Pressure Switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system and allow the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/injuries – None reported

Description:  This recall involves Crown Boiler CWD series cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water in home base board, floor or radiator heating systems. The boilers are red and gray, about 37 inches tall, about 23 inches deep and range from about 16 to 42 inches wide. The Crown Boiler logo is on the front of the boiler (Figure 1). Recalled boilers have model numbers that begin with CWD and were manufactured between May 1, 2005 and July 1, 2013. The model number and the manufacturing date are located on a white rating label located on the upper right side of the boiler (Figure 2). The manufacturing date appears under “Series” in in the MM/DD/YYYY format or as a two-letter code. Recalled models have dates before 7/1/13 or one of the following two-letter codes:

  • EB, FB, GB, HB, IB, JB, KB, LB
  • AC, BC, CC, DC, EC, FC, GC, HC, IC, JC, KC, LC
  • AD, BD, CD, DD, ED, FD, GD, HD, ID, JD, KD, LD
  • AE, BE, CE, DE, EE, FE, GE, HE, IE, JE, KE, LE
  • AF, BF, CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, HF, IF, JF, KF, LF
  • AG, BG, CG, DG, EG, FG, GG, HG, IG, JG, KG, LG
  • AH, BH, CH, DH, EH, FH, GH, HH, IH, JH, KH, LH
  • AI, BI, CI, DI, EI, FI, GI, HI, II, JI, KI, LI
  • AJ, BJ, CJ, DJ, EJ, FJ


 List of models:

CWD060EN 60,000 Natural Gas
CWD083EN 82,500 Natural Gas
CWD110EN 110,000 Natural Gas
CWD138EN 137,500 Natural Gas
CWD165EN 165,000 Natural Gas
CWD193EN 192,500 Natural Gas
CWD220EN 220,000 Natural Gas
CWD245EN 245,000 Natural Gas
CWD060EL 60,000 LP
CWD083EL 82,500 LP
CWD110EL 110,000 LP
CWD138EL 137,500 LP
CWD165EL 165,000 LP
CWD193EL 192,500 LP
CWD220EL 220,000 LP
CWD245EL 245,000 LP


Consumers should immediately contact the installer or distributor from whom they purchased the boiler. Consumers may also submit their repair request by clicking here.  For any additional questions please call Crown Boiler’s toll-free recall hotline at 855-688-0776 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.  You may also reach Crown by email at cap@crownboiler.com.

Consumers are reminded to install a CO alarm outside all sleeping areas, or make sure their current CO alarms have working batteries.

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