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Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC)

Starting date:
December 8, 2009
Posting date:
December 8, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001909

Affected products

Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC)

Product description

This recall involves 5.0kW PTAC units sold under the brand names: Amana, Comfort-Aire, and Century.

Recalled units have serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. Amana units have the model number PTxxx3x50xx while Comfort-Aire and Century units have the model number EKTxxx-150x. The serial and model numbers can be found on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover.

Hazard identified

The power cord of recalled units can overheat, which may result in a burn or pose a burn or fire hazard.

Goodman has received nine reports of smoke or fire associated with the PTAC's power cords, with no resulting injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 633 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Goodman Company L.P.
Houston
Texas
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product.

For more information, consumers may contact Goodman Company at 1-800-366-0339 or Century Brand and Comfort Aire at 1-877-442-4482, or visit the Goodman Company Web site.

Consumers may also visit the Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) Web site for more information regarding this recall.