Goodman recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units

Starting date:
October 31, 2014
Posting date:
October 31, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41997

Affected products

Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire  Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units

Product description

The recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are most often installed in walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control; however, the products may have also been sold directly to consumers. The name brand can be found on the unit's control panel cover.

The recalled units are beige with serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. The serial number is located on the control board plate found by lifting the unit's front cover.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Serial number Model number
Amana 0701009633 through 0804272329 First two digits of the model number being “PT” or “DR.” 
The PT units have 11-digit model numbers, with the eighth and ninth digits of the PT models being “35.” 
The DR units have 12-digit model numbers, with the ninth and tenth digits also being “35.”
Centry, Comfort Aire 0701009633 through 0804272329 10 digit model numbers beginning with “EKT,” with a hyphen after the sixth digit and the eighth and ninth digits being “35”

Hazard identified

The power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Goodman has received five reports of power cords smoking or catching fire in the United States and none in Canada. No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 3,800 products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2007 to June 2008.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Goodman Company L.P.
Houston
Texas
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Non-Commercial owners should immediately stop using and unplug the air conditioning and heating units. Consumers can contact the appropriate company by telephone, as noted below, for additional information.

For Amana-branded units call 1-800-366-0339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. For Comfort-Aire and Century-branded units call 1-877-442-4482 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.