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Home > Recalled Products > Hardware, Tools & Building Supply > Heating & Cooling > Central Heating & Cooling Units > Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration Oil-Fired Furnaces

Recall: Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration Oil-Fired Furnaces


On 2009-01-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration Oil-Fired Furnaces due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $1500.00 to $10000.00.

About 10,000 units are involved in this Rheem Manufacturing oil-fired furnace recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Central Heating & Cooling Units category in 2009. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 400,000 product units.

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Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration Oil-Fired Furnaces
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What is the problem?

If the furnace is not properly wired, the oil burner can continue to operate when the blower shuts off, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves oil-fired furnaces sold under the Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration brands. Only the models beginning with the model numbers listed in the chart below and with date codes ending in 0106 through 5206, 0107 through 5207, or 0108 through 4808 are included in this recall. The model number and date code (designated by the four digits following an M in the middle of the serial number) are printed on the units rating plate, which is on the left wall of the furnaces interior just above the burner. The rating plate can be found by opening the units burner access door, which has slotted openings.

Model #Brand & Description
ROBFRheem Classic/Ruud Achiever High Efficiency Upflow Oil Furnace
ROPFRheem Classic/Ruud Achiever High Efficiency Downflow/Horizontal Oil Furnace
TZOUPUnited Refrigeration “Thermal Zone” Upflow Oil Furnace
TZODHUnited Refrigeration “Thermal Zone” Downflow/ Horizontal Oil Furnace

These items were sold new+ at Contractors nationwide to consumers from January 2006 through December 2008 as part of installed systems for between $1,500 and $10,000.

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:

Consumers should immediately contact the contractor who installed the oil furnace to arrange for a free inspection and repair, if necessary.

For additional information, contact Rheem at (800)577-3960 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Incidents/Injuries: Rheem has received one report in which the furnace was incorrectly wired. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

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