|September 6, 2001
CPSC, York International Corporation Announce Recall of Gas Furnaces
PRODUCT: Gas Furnaces - York International Corporation of York Pa., has initiated a voluntary recall to inspect and possibly repair about 7,000 mid-efficiency 80 percent gas furnaces manufactured between May 1, 2001 and July 16, 2001 to correct possible unsecured heat exchanger tubes in furnaces. The furnaces are marketed under the York, Luxaire, and Coleman brands. York mid-efficiency 80 percent gas furnaces have been installed nationwide by independent installer and contractors. The model families that are involved are P4HU, P1DU, FL8B, G8D, G8T, and L8T. The brand name, model number and serial numbers are located inside the removable front panels of the furnaces The serial numbers of the suspect units all start with the same four alpha characters "WFKM" and "WGKM." and the numerical sequences are as follows:
|Furnace Serial Numbers||Model Number|
PROBLEM: York's quality assurance and manufacturing investigation found these furnaces could have detached heat exchanger tubes. A separated heat exchanger tube could result in leakage of flue gases, including carbon monoxide, which could result in serious injury or death.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these furnaces immediately and contact York for information in determining if the furnace is part of the recall. Consumers should call York toll-free at (877) 874-7378 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, to get information on scheduling a free inspection and repair. All installed furnaces will be inspected and furnaces with improperly fabricated heat exchanger tubes will be replaced at no cost to the consumer. York has notified the furnace distributors to contact consumers directly about the recall.
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