On January 4, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc. announced a recall of approximately 105,000 MiniMax NT STD gas pool heaters that were installed indoors, due to a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
The recalled pool heaters can emit excessive amounts of CO, which can result in CO poisoning if there is a vent leak in heaters installed indoors. The heaters were sold nationwide through pool heater distributors and pool equipment dealers from April 2002 through May 2006.
The recall affects all Pentair MiniMax NT STD gas pool heaters with BTU ratings between 200,000 and 400,000 that run on either natural gas or propane, with either no serial number or serial numbers 0606002 and lower. The following model numbers are included in the recall:
- 460427 through 460430
- 460439 through 460450
- 460531 through 460538
- 460543 through 460566
The MiniMax NT Low NOx and MiniMax NT TSI models and heaters with serial number 0606003 and higher are not included in the recall.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled pool heaters that are installed indoors and contact Pentair Water Pool and Spa at 866-761-5272 to arrange a free inspection and repair.