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Carrier Recalls A/C & Heat Pump Systems For Hazard


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Washington, D.C./November 7, 2007 - Release #08-073

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Carrier Corp., of Farmington, Conn., today announced a voluntary recall of approximately 185,000 packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and heat pumps (PTHP) manufactured in Mexico due to a defective electric heater in the units that can break, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

2007117184442_CarrierRecall.jpgThese are Carrier-brand packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHP) manufactured between 2001 and 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are 52C, 52P, and unbranded model 84 units sold through the Bryant and FAST channels. Serial and model numbers are located on the rating/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 can be found at www.carrierptacrecall.com. The units were sold with 208/230 and 265volts, and have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 BTUs.. These were sold through HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2006 for between $425 and $675.

Inspectors finding these breakers should advise homeowners to stop using the heating mode of the recalled units until they are inspected in accordance with Carrier's inspection instructions, which can be found at www.carrierptacrecall.com. Consumers should contact Carrier to receive a free repair.

For more information, contact Carrier at (800)761-8492 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please click here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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