The United State Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Carrier Corporation of Farmington, Connecticut has voluntarily issued a recall of the Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Heat Pumps (PTHP). The power cord plug can overheat posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Approximately 285,000 (about 185,000 were previously recalled in November 2007) units were sold at HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2009 for between $425 and $675.
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:
- Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE and 52PQ
- Bryant models 840 and 841; and
- Fast models 840 and 841
Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com.
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement. For more information, please visit www.carrier.com and click on Important Product Recall.