Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|August 27, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units
Units: About 30,000
Manufacturer: Goodman Company L.P., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The PTAC's power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Goodman has received nine reports of smoke or fire associated with the PTAC's power cords. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand PTAC units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century), and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover.
Sold by: Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from February 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact Goodman to receive a free replacement power cord. Commercial and institutional owners will be contacted directly and will install the power cord.
Consumer Contact: For additional information regarding Amana-brand units, call (800) 366-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; for Comfort-Aire and Century-brand units, call (877) 442-4482 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or for all products visit www.regcen.com/ptaccord
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