Note: The firm has updated the remedy and number of incidents on August 10, 2018.

Name of product:
Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T Gas Furnaces for Manufactured Homes
Hazard:

The furnace can overheat and cause the heat-exchanger to crack and create openings that allow flames to be exposed. When this happens, drywall and other nearby combustibles are exposed to the flames, posing a fire and smoke hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
February 2, 2012
Units:
About 223,600 in the U.S. and 2,400 in Canada (previously recalled in November 2004)
Consumer Contact:

For more information, including information about installation issues that may lead to the hazard, contact UPG toll-free at 888-665-4640 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.dgatprogram.com. UPG Technical Services is notifying its distributors to locate owners.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces. The furnaces are silver with white access panels. "Coleman," "Coleman Evcon" and "Red T" brand names are located on the middle of the front access panel. The model number is written on a faceplate, found by removing both front access panels. The faceplate is found mounted on the left inside surface behind the lower panel. Models included in the recall are:

DGAM075BDD
DGAM075BDE
DGAM075BDF

DGAT070BDD
DGAT070BDE
DGAT070BDF

DGAT075BDD
DGAT075BDE
DGAT075BDF

DLAS075BDD
DLAS075BDE
DLAS075BDF

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled furnaces and contact UPG to schedule a free inspection and receive a $100 towards the cost of a new replacement UPG furnace, if the inspected furnace is included in the recall. Previously repaired units are not eligible for the refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received reports of 402 incidents, including some involving extensive property damage that could be related to these hazards. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Nationwide between 1995 and 2000 as original equipment in manufactured homes and as replacement furnaces in manufactured homes.

Manufacturer(s):

Unitary Products Group (UPG), a division of York International Corp., of York, Pa.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
12-102