Hayward Pool Heater Vent Kits
This recall involves the Hayward UHXNEGVT15001 negative pressure 6-inch vent kit for gas pool heaters. The vent kit is used exclusively on Hayward H500FD gas heaters. The kit includes the following: one vent pipe adapter for negative pressure galvanized vent pipe, one flue cover plate with hole for vent, #10 sheet metal screws, vent pressure switches, vent pressure switch tubing, and vent pressure jumper wire. Only Hayward H500FD gas heaters that are installed indoors and use 6-inch negative pressure galvanized vent piping are affected by this recall.
To identify if your Hayward heater is affected by this recall, look for the model/serial number label located to the left of the water pipes. If the model number is H500FD, look for a label on the vent pipe. This label identifies the manufacturer of the vent pipe, the size of the pipe, and the type of pipe. If the label indicates 6-inch diameter galvanized vent pipe, the product is included in this recall.
The recalled vent kits installed on the gas pool heaters are not the proper size and can allow carbon monoxide to leak, posing a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard to consumers.
As of June 12, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents and no reports of injury in Canada, the United States, or Mexico.
Approximately 7 units of the affected product were sold in Canada, approximately 280 were sold in the United States, and approximately 13 were sold in Mexico.