US/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Carrier expands its existing recall an additional 94,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (“PTACs”) and Heat Pumps (“PTHPs”) due to fire hazard. Carrier previously recalled 285,000 PTAC and PTHP units in December 2015 and another 185,000 units in November 2007. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nUSf309n43q; HCSC: http://ht.ly/wsu2309n477
Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/62310r-eng.php
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this expanded recall involves certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (“PTACs”) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (“PTHPs”) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names.
Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the original 2007 recall.
The recalled PTAC and PTHP units have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 BTUs and are designed to plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and models are being recalled:
- Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ;
- Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and
- Fast models 840, 841, and 842.
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 http://www.carrier.com.
Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation.
==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.
According to the CPSC, the power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported in the additional incidents.
Owners should stop using and unplug the recalled Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (“PTACs”) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (“PTHPs”) and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.
If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Carrier at 1-800-761-8492 form 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.carrier.com and click on the “Important Product Safety Recall” link for more information.
Please note: this is an expansion of an existing recall for these products. To see all notifications regarding this recall, please search for “Carrier” using the Search Box at the top of this page.
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Also please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).
More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 17-094
HCSC ID number: RA-62310
Recalls Direct RIN: 8322-2017
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Filed under: Fire or smoke hazard, Health Canada/Santé Canada, Home & Residential, US CPSC | Tagged: Bryant, Carrier, CPSC, CPSC recall number: 17-094, Fast, fire hazard, HCSC ID number: RA-62310, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps, Recalls Direct RIN: 8322-2017, US Consumer Product Safety Commission |