|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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.