GE Air Conditioning & Heating Unit Recall [US]


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US/Washington: GE Air Conditioning & Heating Unit Recall [US]GE recalls approximately 33,500 Air Conditioning and Heating Units due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/VwFgR

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GE-Recalls-GE-Air-Conditioning-and-Heating-Units/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (“PTAC”) and Heating Units with listed serial numbers.

 

The recalled units are most often (but not exclusively) used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Units with the following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:

  • GE AZ40E09E
  • GE AZ41E07E
  • GE AZ41E09E
  • GE AZ41E12E
  • GE AZ41E15E
  • GE AZ61H07E
  • GE AZ61H09E
  • GE AZ61H12E
  • GE AZ61H15E

With the following serial numbers AT, AV, AZ, DT, DV, DZ, FT, FV, FZ, GS, GT, GV, GZ, HT, HV, HZ, LT, LV, LZ, MT, MV, MZ, RT, RV, RZ, ST, SV, SZ, TT, TV, TZ, VS, VT, VV, VZ, ZS, ZT, ZV and ZZ

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, moisture from outdoor air can accumulate near the Unit’s heater when the Unit is operated with the vent door continuously open. This, along with two shorted electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arcing, posing a risk of fire. GE has received three (3) reports involving smoke and/or fire associated with the unit’s heater resulting in about $30,000 of property damage.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Air Conditioning & Heating Units, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact GE to schedule a free repair of the Unit. In the meantime, do not operate the PTAC with the external vent open while awaiting the repair. Property maintenance personnel should remove the Unit’s front panel and locate the vent door control lever at the left side of the Zoneline unit to ensure the lever is in the closed position.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact GE toll free at 866-723-2697 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.geappliances.com/products/recall or http://www.geappliances.com and clicking on the Recall Information tab for more information.

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-025
Recalls Direct RIN: 6167-2015
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