FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 1996
Release # 97-012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Ducane Company of Columbia, S.C., is announced a voluntary recall program to repair approximately 2,100 oil furnaces. Heat exchangers in the furnace can crack.
The Ducane Company initiated the recall after it found a crack in one of its furnaces. No injuries have been reported.
This retrofit involves 150,000- and 200,000-Btu oil furnaces manufactured by Ducane and distributed under the following brand names and model numbers:
|American Standard||AUH150A960A and AUH200A960A|
|Bard||FUS150D60A and FUS200D60A|
|Bryant/Day & Night/Payne||363AAN060195 and 363AAN060260|
|Ducane||UHZA150D34C2 and UHZA200D34C2|
|Goodman/Janitrol/GMC||UH-150(BK, DU) and UH-200(BK,DU)|
|Heil/Tempstar||NT005150BKA1 and NT005200BKA1|
|Inter-City Products||ND150A020 and OND200A020|
|Lincoln Barriere||LBU150 and LBU200|
|Nordyne (Miller/Intertherm)||01HA-150C20B and 01HA200C20B|
|Quiet Automatic||UHZA150D34 and UHZA200D34|
|York||026-32647-005, 026-32647-006 and 026-32647-015|
The model numbers are located on an identification/data plate inside the furnace's front door.
Heating and cooling contractors sold the heaters nationwide from April 1994 to August 1996 for about $1,700. Consumers who own recalled furnaces should call their dealers to arrange installation of a free recall upgrade kit. For more information, consumers can call Excell Comfort Systems (which bought the furnace portion of the Ducane Company) at (803) 284-3322.
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