About 30,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units that were manufactured in the United States by the Goodman Company, LP, of Houston, Texas have been <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. This recall was previously announced in August 2008 by the CPSC. That recall announcement can be accessed at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08602.html
The defective Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units were recalled because the power cords on the PTACs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. To date, Goodman has received eleven reports of smoke or fire associated with the defective PTACâ€™s power cords. To date, no injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand, and Century-brand Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century) and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unitâ€™s front cover.
The recalled Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTACs) Units sold for between $700 and $1,000 at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from February 2007 through June 2008.
The CPSC is advising consumers to contact Goodman to receive a free replacement power cord. Commercial and institutional owners will be contacted directly and will install the power cord.
For additional information regarding Amana-brand units, contact Goodman toll-free at (800) 366-0339 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday; for Comfort-Aire and Century-brand units call, toll-free, (877) 442-4482 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; or visit www.regcen.com/ptaccord for all products.