Goodman Air Conditioners Recalled for Fire Hazard

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 <"">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:

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 PTAC’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 unit’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 for all products.

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