Goodman PTAC units recalled in U.S. and Canada
By Jillian MorganHPAC General
Goodman Company has recalled its packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps due to burn and fire hazards. About 3,400 were sold in Canada.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. The recall was in conjunction with health Canada.
Consumers can contact Goodman for a free repair kit to be installed by an authorized technician. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will be provided with free repair kits.
This recall involves Goodman, Amana, York International and Energy Knight branded packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (PTACs).
Models that begin with the following prefixes are included in this recall: EKTC15, EKTH15, PMC15, PMH12, PMH15, PTC15, PTH12, PTH15, UCYB15 and UCYH15.
Only units with the first four digits of the serial numbers in the range between 1001 and 1709 are affected.
Most of the recalled PTAC units are installed in hotels, motels, schools, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control.
Goodman has received nine reports of PTACs catching on fire. www.cpsc.gov www.amana-ptac.com