Carrier Recalls to Repair Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps Including Previously Recalled Units Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and eight models are being recalled:

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
  • Remedy
    Repair
  • Incidents
    Carrier has received reports of approximately 47 incidents of overheating. Two of the reported incidents involved hotel fires. One of the reported fires involved a consumer suffering burns and smoke inhalation. The other incidents involved scorched or melted cord heads or wall outlets with no injuries reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units, and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.   
  • Sold At
    HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2009 for between $425 and $675.
 
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