On August 21, 2003, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hayward Pool Products, Inc. announced a recall of approximately 15,800 gas pool heaters due to a fire or explosion hazard. The company has received four reports of fire and explosion incidents occurring when defective circuit boards allowed gas to accumulate in the heater cover.
The recall affects all Hayward H-Series ED2 natural-draft pool heaters with the following model numbers printed inside the unit on the heater floor:
The heaters were sold through various pool installers and distributors nationwide from December 2002 through June 2003.
Consumers are advised to shut off the pool heater immediately by switching off the corresponding circuit breaker and to contact Hayward Pool Products Inc. at 888-HAYWARD to schedule the installation of a free replacement heater.