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Rheem Manufacturing Company has issued a voluntary recall on certain electric water heaters, due to a potential fire risk. This recall involves Rheem branded Performance Platinum electric water heaters in 40, 50 and 80 gallon capacities, and they were sold exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide and online from January 2014 through April 2016. For more information: http://www.electric-water-heater-recall.com/

Rheem has recently learned that the thermostat control panel on certain Performance Platinum Water Heaters can overheat under certain circumstances. Accordingly, Rheem is conducting a voluntary recall to repair Performance Platinum water heaters (model numbers XE40M12EC55U0, XE50M12EC55U0, XE50T12EC55U0, XE80T12EC55U0) that fall within the following serial number date ranges:

 

Model Number Serial Number Range (X = placeholder for numbers)
XE40M12EC55U0 A0114XXXXX to A5214XXXXX
M0114XXXXX toM5214XXXXX
Q0114XXXXX to Q5214XXXXX
A0515XXXXX
A1015XXXXX to A1615XXXXX
XE50M12EC55U0 A0114XXXXX to A5214XXXXX
M0114XXXXX toM5214XXXXX
Q0114XXXXX to Q5214XXXXX
A0515XXXXX
A1015XXXXX to A1615XXXXX
XE50T12EC55U0 A0114XXXXX to A5214XXXXX
M0114XXXXX to M5214XXXXX
Q0114XXXXX to Q5214XXXXX
XE80T12EC55U0 A0114XXXXX to A5214XXXXX
M0114XXXXX to M5214XXXXX
Q0114XXXXX to Q5214XXXXX

Source:  Rheem.com