|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued October 19, 2005
Revised October 25, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 649-4706
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, International Comfort Products LLC Announce Recall to Repair "Packaged Gas Electric" Heating and Cooling Units, or "Gas-Packs"
Note: Revised Description to Clarify Recalled Product
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Certain "Packaged Gas Electric" heating and cooling units, or "Gas-Packs"
Units: About 28,700
Manufacturer: International Comfort Products LLC, of Lewisburg, Tenn.
Hazard: The unit's control board can ignite and, in certain units, can result in the ignition of flammable material adjacent to the unit.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of minor property damage. There are no reports of injuries.
Description: The recall involves certain limited "Gas-Packs" sold under the brand names Airquest, Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, Heil, Keeprite, Kenmore, ICP Commercial, and Tempstar. The affected units were manufactured between the 41st week of 2000 and the 26th week of 2003, and are installed outside the home. The model and serial numbers of affected units are printed on the unit's rating plate as shown in the photo below. Model numbers appear in the following typical format: PGC036K060A; serial numbers appear in the following typical format: L004112345. Affected models begin with PGC, PGF, PGS, GPFM, GPSM, or GPCM. Please contact the ICP phone number below with the complete model and serial number from your unit, or visit www.icpusa.com, for assistance in determining whether your unit is covered.
Sold by: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning dealers and contractors nationwide between October 2000 and September 2005.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Consumers with recalled units will receive a free replacement control board and capacitor installed.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ICP at (800) 649-4706 anytime, or visit the ICP Web site at www.icpusa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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