FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2004
Release # 04-151
AC/Heating Unit Recall Hotline: (866) 335-1754

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Room Air Conditioning and Heating Units

Units: 5,800

Manufacturer/Importer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The heating coil in the units can be damaged during assembly, causing an electrical short and overheating, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received two reports of incidents, though there have been no injuries.

Description: The recalled air conditioning/heating units are installed "thru-the-wall" and include the Frigidaire FAH12EM21 model and Carrier models 52FED31201AA.. The model numbers can be found on a serial plate on the side of the unit. The beige AC/heating units are about 14" high, 24" wide, and 20" in depth.

Sold by: Independent dealer, builders, and remodelers between June 2003 and September 2003 for about $500.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the units immediately and contact Electrolux for a free inspection and repair, if needed.

Consumer Contact: Call Frigidaire toll-free at (866) 335-1754 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Air Conditioning/Heating Unit