Over 1,700 hot water residential boilers have been recalled by ECR International for posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The boilers may be lacking a flue inspection cover plate, which can exposure the user carbon monoxide and combustion flue gasses.
The boilers were sold under the following brand names: Columbia, Dunkirk, Green Mountain, Pennco, Utica Boilers, and Utica Heating. They were sold in blue, gray, or blue and gray and have the model numbers 15B-K, DXL-K, GMGW-K, or MCB-K, MGB-K, and UH15B-K.
Owners are advised to stop using the boilers immediately in order to reduce the risk of CO poisoning. Upon contacting the manufacturer, consumers will be offered a free inspection and installation of the cover plate, if necessary.
If you or your family member was already exposed to carbon monoxide from this product, you deserve more than a free repair service from the manufacturer. To learn about your rights, including monetary compensation from a product liability lawsuit, speak to an experienced recall lawyer at our office.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Health Complications
A defective hot water boiler can put you at risk of the following injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning:
- Low blood pressure
- Respiratory distress
- Brain damage
- Problems with speech, memory and cognition
- Mood and behavior changes
CO poisoning is often fatal, so it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention if you or your loved one has been exposed to carbon monoxide. This is particularly important if you have symptoms like blurred vision, chest pain, and shortness of breath.
Steps to Take if You’ve been Injured by this Product
Here is a checklist you should follow in order to protect your rights if you’ve been exposed to carbon monoxide from a malfunctioning water heater:
- Go to an emergency room right away, as carbon monoxide poisoning can cause death.
- Make sure to save all medical records, along with proof of any monetary losses (lost income from your job, for example).
- Report the incident to the manufacturer, but do not agree to give a recorded statement.
- Do not agree to a free inspection and repair of the boiler, which can take away your right to sue the company.
- Contact our law firm and speak to a lawyer with experience in lawsuits against product manufacturers.
How Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
Contact us right away if you are wondering “Is there a class action lawsuit against ECR International for carbon monoxide poisoning from a hot water boiler?” A class action lawyer will walk you through the process and help you decide if this is the best option for you and your loved ones. We can also help you explore other legal actions, like mass torts and filing a personal injury lawsuit on your own.
Call us for a Free Case Evaluation
The defective product injury attorneys of DTLA Law Group are ready to advise you if you or a loved one was exposed to carbon monoxide from a residential hot water boiler by ECR International. We are a contingency-based law firm, so you don’t have to worry about legal fees. With our Zero Fee Guarantee, the only way we get paid is by recovering your payment from a successful lawsuit. That means you can hire an experienced CO poisoning lawsuit lawyer without putting your finances at risk.
To schedule a free case evaluation, contact our law firm as soon as possible.