CPSC Recall - Issued 12/11/2012

Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Manufacturer: Fu San Machinery Co. Ltd.
Product: Low Lead Ball Valve Shut Off Gas Valves
Hazard: The valves can crack and cause gas to leak. This poses fire and explosion hazards.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves seven brands of sweat and threaded, low lead ball valves used in flammable gas piping systems used in commercial or residential settings. They are brass shut-off valves assembled with pipe lines of ¾ inch and 1 inch and have a date code 1103 through 1112, in YYMM format, where YY is the year and MM is the month. The date code is located under the valve handle. The pipe size is marked on the body of the valve. Fu San’s logo and the “O” marking designated for low lead valves are marked on the valves’ neck under where the handle assembles. The word “Taiwan” appears on the handle as a country of origin marking. The valves were sold under the following brand names and model numbers: Brand Name Model Number Valve Dimensions/Sweat or Threaded Valves Aqualine BBV-075-LF ¾ inch/Threaded BBV-075S-LF ¾ inch/Sweat BBV-100-LF 1 inch/Threaded BBV-100S-LF 1 inch/Sweat AY McDonald 72032S ¾ inch/Sweat FNW 72032T ¾ inch/Threaded FNW X410AF ¾ inch/Threaded FNW X410AG 1 inch/Threaded FNW X411F ¾ inch/Sweat FNW X411G 1 inch/Sweat Hodes Co. 40-642 1 inch/Threaded 40-662 1 inch /Threaded 40-677 ¾ inch/Sweat 40-687 ¾ inch/Sweat 40-678 1 inch/Sweat 40-688 1 inch/Sweat Legend T1002NL 1 inch/Threaded Leonard Valve 83503 ¾ inch/Sweat 83504 1 inch/Sweat 83538 ¾ inch/Threaded 83539 1 inch/Threaded Mueller 107-844NL ¾ inch/Sweat
Remedy: Replace
Sold At: Consumers should turn off the gas supply until a replacement gas valve has been professionally installed. Consumers should contact Danville Sales which, on behalf of Fu San Machinery, will provide compensation of $300 to reimburse customers for costs incurred to remove and return the valve and for purchasing and installing a replacement valve. The affected valve should be returned to the Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery with a photo depicting the valve in the gas line before removal and showing the date code on the valve, along with the address and details of the location where the valve was installed. The requested information, the recalled valve, and the consumer name and address should be sent to the address in the Consumer Contact paragraph. Upon receipt, Fu San will reimburse customers in the amount of $300.
Units: About 163,000
Consumer Contact: Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery, 1101 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; toll-free at (855) 779-9200, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.fsvalve.com.tw, then click on the Safety Recall Notice button for more information.
Company Website: www.fsvalve.com.tw