|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 1999
Release # 00-003
|Company Phone Number: (877) 874- 7378
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC, York International Corp. Announce Recall of York International Corporation Diamond 80 Furnaces
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), York International Corp., of York, Pa., is recalling about 21,000 York International Corporation Diamond 80 downflow mid- efficiency furnaces with model numbers starting with P2DP, PBKD, and XED02. Because of inadequate gluing, the insulation surrounding the heat exchanger can separate from the cabinet wall of the furnace, and fall onto the heat exchanger. This could cause surrounding combustible material and drywall to catch on fire, which has the potential to cause burn injuries and deaths.
York began this recall in late 1997. However, only about 9,000 of the recalled furnaces have been repaired to date.
York International and CPSC are aware of 11 incidents involving this furnace, including five fires causing $74,000 in property damage. York and CPSC wish to reinforce the seriousness of the situation and continue efforts to promote increased participation. York is offering its distributors a $25 bounty for each furnace they locate.
These furnaces were sold under the brand names York, Fraser- Johnston, Luxaire and Moncrief. The furnaces were sold with the model numbers P2DP, PBKD and XEDO2, and with serial number beginning with EECM through EGEM. The model number and serial number can be found on a label inside the furnace cabinet.
York dealers sold these furnaces nationwide from May 1994 through July 1996 for about $680.
Consumers should contact their local York dealer immediately to schedule a free repair visit. For more information, consumers should call York International/UPG Technical Services toll-free at (877) 874- 7378 between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the York web site at www.york.com/upgsafe/safety.htm.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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