May 7, 2002Eugenio Serafin Has Recalled Electric
Showerhead Hot Water Heaters Sold in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico (SafetyAlerts)
- Eugenio Serafin Inc. has recalled about 32,500 electric showerhead
hot water heaters. The showerhead hot water heaters are attached to the
shower's water supply piping and connected to the household electrical
supply source when central hot water is not available. The nozzle can be
easily unscrewed, exposing the uninsulated heater coil. The heater coil's
grounding screw does not sufficiently reduce the current through the water,
posing an electrocution and shock hazard to the bather.
CPSC and Eugenio Serafin have not received any reports of injuries or
incidents associated with these showerhead water heaters. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled showerhead hot water heaters were sold under the Corona, Corona
Maxi, and Fammy model names. They are packaged in a clear plastic bag with a
card that reads in part, "ducha", "HECHO EN VENEZUELA POR: TECHNI" and
Hardware stores and home improvement centers sold the recalled hot water
heater components in Puerto Rico from January 1999 to March 2002 for about
Consumers should stop using these showerhead hot water heaters immediately
and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more
information, consumers can contact Eugenio Serafin toll-free at (800)
981-4029 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.