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Paloma Ordered to Recall Defective Water Heaters

8, 28. 2006

Paloma Industries Ltd. was ordered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to urgently recall faulty water heaters on Aug. 28. The order, based on the law on consumer products safety, was made because Paloma’s products caused a series of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning accidents.

The ministry officials issued such an urgent order for the second time, after their order to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in Nov. 2005. Matsushita’s kerosene fan heaters also caused fatal gas-poisoning accidents.

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