|April 3, 2008
Goodman Manufacturing Co. Recalls Heating and Cooling Units Due to Fire Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Name of Product: Package Gas-Electric Heating and Cooling Units
Manufacturer: Goodman Manufacturing Co. L.P., of Houston, Texas
Units: About 1,000
Hazard: The serial plates on the units contain inaccurate information that could result in the use of undersized installation wiring, posing a fire hazard.
Description: This recall involves Goodman single package gas-electric heating and cooling units with model numbers GPG13480901AC, GPG13481151AC, GPG13600901BB, GPG13601151BB, and GPG13601401BB, and with serial numbers beginning 0712, 0801, and 0802. The model and serial numbers are found on the serial plate attached to the control compartment door on the front of the unit.
Sold by: Heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from December 2007 through February 2008.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Goodman is directly contacting consumers with the recalled units to arrange for a free replacement of the serial plates and free inspection of the installation wiring.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Goodman at (800) 394-8084 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.goodmanmfg.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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