Note: Phone number changed.
August 3, 2007
Trane CleanEffects and American Standard AccuClean Air Filtration Systems Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Stand-alone CleanEffects and AccuClean Air Filtration Systems
Units: About 135,000
Manufacturer: Trane, of Tyler, Texas
Hazard: Electrical arcing inside the collection cells can cause the collection cell material to overheat or ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Trane has received twelve reports of overheating and property damage limited to HVAC equipment. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: The recall involves whole-house air filtration units that were installed with consumers' air handlers or furnaces. They were sold as the Trane CleanEffects and the American Standard AccuClean systems. The recall involves air filtration systems with serial numbers prior to 7222***** and includes:
TFD145ALFR000A TFD14DALFR000A TFD215ALAH000A
TFD175ALFR000A TFD17DALFR000A TFD235ALAH000A
TFD210ALFR000A TFD21DALFR000A TFD260ALAH000A
AFD145ALFR000A AFD14DALFR000A AFD215ALAH000A
AFD175ALFR000A AFD17DALFR000A AFD235ALAH000A
AFD210ALFR000A AFD21DALFR000A AFD260ALAH000A
The serial and model numbers are located on the inside of the door of the air cleaning units. Models with other serial numbers; models installed as an integrated part of the air handler or furnace; and models with the "Perfect Fit" upgrade are not subject to this recall.
Sold at: Trane and American Standard independent dealers nationwide from December 2005 through June 2007 for about $1,400 (installed).
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers with an air handler unit should stop using the recalled systems immediately. To turn off the system, push and hold the round power button on the front of the air cleaner door for about three seconds until the LED panel illuminates. Release the power button. The LED panel will remain lit for about 15 seconds and then go out. Affected consumers will be notified directly about receiving a free replacement collection cell.
Consumer Contact: Contact Trane toll-free at (800) 945-5884 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.trane.com (for CleanEffects owners) or www.americanstandardair.com (for AccuClean owners).
Firm's Media Contact: Jerianne Thomas, 903-581-3325
American Standard AccuClean
Identification of Serial Number
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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