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Weiss Heat Transfer Systems

Date posted

The Hazard

House Fire – there have been multiple house fires involving these units and there is a significant risk of further fires.

What to do

Turn the unit off immediately, and inspect.
If your unit is red or green with 2 or 3 outlets, and either; (a) does not have a label, or (b) has a label, but no batch number. Turn the unit off and contact Weiss for assistance and to arrange for a replacement unit.

Availability

Sold at Mitre 10 Mega, Placemakers, and various electrical wholesalers, plumbing merchants nationwide.
Manufactured prior to 2010, but potentially sold after 2010.

The Problem

The heat transfer units have ineffective thermal protection that can, in certain circumstances, allow the motor to overheat and cause a fire.

Product Identifiers

Models affected:
FV602
FV603
FV652
FV653
Your unit is affected if it is red or green with 2 or 3 outlets, and either;
(a) does not have a label, or
(b) has a label, but no batch number

Supplier Contact

Weiss Limited,
Email 0800 208 008 Visit their site
Address

Unit B 20 Arwen Place, East Tamaki, Auckland, NZ

Prohibited Product

On 19 June 2014 Energy Safety issued the Electricity Regulations (Prohibited Electrical Appliances – Weiss Heat Transfer System Models FV602, FV603, FV652 and FV653, Produced Prior to May 2012) Notice 2014.

Products included in prohibition - Weiss Heat Transfer System Models FV602, FV603, FV652 and FV653, produced prior to May 2012.

As of 19 June 2014 it is prohibited to:

  • Sell the prohibited items
  • Use the prohibited items

See the prohibition notice here.

For more information on prohibited electrical products go to the Energy Safety website here.

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