The power cord plug of the packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHP) can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
About 94,000 (in addition, about 285,000 were previously recalled in December 2015 and 185,000 were previously recalled in November 2007)
Carrier at 800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.carrier.com and click on Important Product Safety Recall for more information.
This expanded recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall.
The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt outlets. The following brands and eight models are being recalled:
• Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 52MQ;
• Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and
• Fast models 840, 841, and 842.
Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com.
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.
Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported in the additional incidents.
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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.