Posted by Heidi Schwartz
The recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW, and are most often installed in walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings, and commercial spaces to provide room climate control.
The devices are being recalled because the power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Goodman has received four reports of power cords smoking or catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled units are beige with 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 control board plate found by lifting the unit’s front cover. Approximately 233,500 units are being recalled.
For Amana, Goodman, and York International-branded units call (800) 366-0339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. For Comfort-Aire and Century-branded units call toll-free at (877) 442-4482 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For all products, go to www.amana-ptac.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the air conditioning and heating units and call the appropriate number listed above or go to www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will receive free installation of the power cord and inspection of the control board. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, Goodman will provide a new control board for commercial owners to install.
The units were sold by Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.