CPSC: Commercial Packaged Rooftop HVAC Units with Humidimizer Option
On 2018-03-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Commercial Packaged Rooftop HVAC Units with Humidimizer Option due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2014 for about $25000 to $93000.
About 500 units are involved in this Carrier rooftop hvac units recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Other Sports Equipment category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The HVAC's humidimizer fan can fail to shut off when a connected smoke detector is tripped, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Carrier WeatherExpert 6-23 ton, 48/50 series, light commercial rooftop HVAC units intended for use in commercial and institutional buildings and that have a factory installed dehumidification feature. The model numbers are 48/50LC07-26 with an A in the 6th digit and a 0 (zero) in the 14th digit of the model number (e.g., 48LCTA24F2M5-0S1B3). Note that dashes should be counted as digits in the model number. The serial numbers are 1214P to 3317P. The model and serial number can be found on the unit rating plate located on the back of the unit.
These items were sold new+ at Carrier distributors nationwide from March 2014 to September 2017 for between $25,000 and $93,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Purchasers should immediately contact their Carrier dealer for a free repair, which consists of free replacement and installation of the electronic control board. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.
Carrier toll-free at 844-864-8748 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.carrier.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" to locate a local Carrier dealer for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Carrier has received one report of a fan not shutting off during installation testing. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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