Carrier Air Conditioner & Heat Pump Recall [US]

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US/Washington: 6373 - CarrierAirConditionerHeatPumpCarrier recalls approximately 285,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps due to fire hazard. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (“PTAC”) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (“PTHP”) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names.

The recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of the earlier recall held in 2007. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and eight models are being recalled:

  • Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE and 52PQ;
  • Bryant models 840 and 841; and
  • Fast models 840 and 841

Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Carrier has received reports of approximately 47 incidents of overheating. Two of the reported incidents involved hotel fires. One of the reported fires involved a consumer suffering burns and smoke inhalation. The other incidents involved scorched or melted cord heads or wall outlets with no injuries reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Carrier to receive a free replacement power cord.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Carrier at 1-800-761-8492 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at and click on the Important Product Safety Recall link for more information.

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-064
Recalls Direct RIN: 6369-2016
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