Recall reminder: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units
On 2009-12-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall reminder regarding Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2007 for about $700 to $1000. It was originally recalled on 2008-08-27.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The power cords on the PTACs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century) and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover.
These items were sold new+ at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from February 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should contact Goodman to receive a free replacement power cord. Commercial and institutional owners will be contacted directly and will install the power cord.
For additional information regarding Amana-brand units, contact Goodman at (800) 366-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; for Comfort-Aire and Century-brand units call (877) 442-4482 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or visit www.regcen.com/ptaccord for all products.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Goodman has received eleven reports of smoke or fire associated with the PTAC's power cords. 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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