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Industry Alert

Recent recalls, legal and regulatory information related to our products or affecting our customers.

Coronavirus Preparations and Product Availability

At Chadwell Supply, we share your concerns and challenges as we work to minimize the risk to your residents and employees from COVID-19 and other flu-like viruses. Like all suppliers and retailers, we have extremely low stock, or we are completely out of, many of the items that could be used to mitigate this virus. We are working to restock cleaners, masks, hand sanitizer, and related items but we cannot know for sure when they will be back in stock.

Click here for more about cleaning products that are effective against Coronavirus and other viruses plus recommendations and resources.

August 4, 2020

Voluntary Recall: Blumen Hand Sanitizer

We have been made aware of a voluntary recall relating to a hand sanitizer in our inventory. Our supplier partner has recalled the product due to the potential presence of methanol. Ingestion or substantial methanol exposure could result in symptoms of methanol poisoning. To date, no reports of adverse events related to this recall have been made.

Customers who have purchased potentially affected products have been notified by email. Speak with your Chadwell Supply representative or contact our Customer Service Team if you have questions. Click here for more details.

Whirlpool Icemakers Alert

Effective immediately, two top mount Whirpool refrigerator models will be transitioning from EZ Connect Ice Makers to Filed Install Ice Makers.

Click here for details and affected models.

Changes to Furnace Energy Requirements

August 1, 2019

In July 2019 the U.S. Department of Energy increased the energy efficiency requirements for furnaces. In order to meet the new Fan Energy Regulations (FER) requirement, most manufacturers have replaced their PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) motor models with ECM (Electronically Commutated) motor models.

Chadwell Supply and our manufacturers have been ready for this new rule and offer both types of furnaces in our current catalog. As our remaining inventory of PSC motor furnaces sell, they will be replaced with the ECM motor furnaces.

  • Goodman Furnaces with PSC motors (102028/102029/102030) will be replaced with FER compliant replacements (102020/102021/102022)
  • AirQuest Furnaces with PSC motors (102515/102516/102517) will be replaced with FER compliant replacements (102518/102519/102520)

For more information, you can check out these articles:

DOE Puts the FER in Furnaces

New Rules and Effective Dates for Motors in Residential Furnaces 

Fire Safety Laws & Legislation

January 9, 2019

Fire Safety Laws & Legislation
January 9, 2019

When selecting smoke detectors for your property, be aware of state and local requirements. Regulations where you are may have changed.

Use the helpful interactive map provided at kidde.com to determine compliance.

Image Link to a Map of fire safety laws by State

UL Standard 858: Coil Burners for Household Electric Ranges

December 19, 2018

In 2017, the United Laboratories (UL) Standards for Safety for Household Electric Ranges (UL 858) was changed. This required new coil top ranges to have temperature limiting capabilities to reduce the risk of cooktop oil and grease fires. Chadwell Supply’s manufacturers have been integrating these safety features into their products—so that by the April 4, 2019 effective date all the appliances we sell will be compliant with the standards.

For more information about the new standards and coil burner technology, visit the GE website.

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm

March 21, 2018

A yellow protective cap in limited instances may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors in affected products during the manufacturing process, which could compromise the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke.

Brand Name, Model of Affected Product: Kidde Dual Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010 and PI9010

Remedy: Replace affected smoke alarms that contain the yellow protective cap.

For more information about the Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms recalled, visit the Kidde website.