Goodman expands recall
By Doug PicklykHPAC General
Goodman Company has issued a recall of its air conditioning and heating units due to burn and fire hazard risk. The recall includes Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (PTAC), and Amana-branded room air conditioners (RAC). The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are beige with serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through to 0804272329.
PTAC or RAC units that have a beige power cord labeled with a four-digit date code in the MMYY format and ending in 06 or 07, or ranging from 0108 through 1808 are included in the recall.
The power cords on these units can overheat. Goodman has received approximately 10 reports of PTACs catching on fire, including four involving property damage. Roughly 5300 units are affected, in addition to about 233,500 PTAC units that were recalled in August 2014 with approximately 3800 sold in Canada. Consumers are to immediately stop using the units, unplug them, and visit www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord.