Electrical & Lighting
RECALL: Goodman A/C•heating units sold from January 2007-June 2008
February 18, 2016 - Goodman Company has recalled a number of air-conditioners and heating units due to power cords overheating, leading to potential fire and burn hazards.
By Renée Francoeur
Products recalled include the Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded packaged terminal air-conditioners and heat pumps (PTAC), and Amana-branded room air-conditioners (RAC). The company says the units are rated 230/208V, 3.5 kW and are most often installed through the walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. The RAC units are installed through the walls or windows of the same types of properties.
About 5300 units are effected, according to Goodman, noting that this is in addition to about 233,500 PTAC units that were recalled in August 2014. The products—manufactured in the United States—were sold at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1000.
It is not known how many, if any, units entered Canada.
Goodman has received approximately 10 reports of PTACs catching on fire, including four involving property damage.
The units are beige and have serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. The brand name is located on the unit’s front cover. The serial number is located on the label found by lifting the front cover of PTAC units or the grille of RAC units. Additionally, any PTAC and RAC units that have a beige power cord labelled with a four-digit date code in the MMYY format and ending in 06 or 07, or ranging from 0108 through 1808 are included in this recall.
Consumers are told to immediately stop using and unplug the units, then call the number listed for the brand or go to www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord. Non-commercial owners will receive free installation of the power cord and inspection of the PTAC control board for damages, Goodman says. Commercial owners are being contacted directly.