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:

Brand Model Numbers
American Standard AUH150A960A and AUH200A960A
Bard FUS150D60A and FUS200D60A
Bryant/Day & Night/Payne 363AAN060195 and 363AAN060260
Carrier 58BTA195xxx58BTA10120 and
  58BTA260xxx58BTA10120
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
(Arcoaire, Comfortmaker)  
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.