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534,000 air conditioners/heat pumps recalled due to burn, fire hazard

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Goodman Company is recalling their Packaged Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps after discovering the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission) Goodman Company is recalling their Packaged Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps after discovering the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Meredith) – Goodman Company is recalling their Packaged Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps after discovering the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

This recall involves Goodman, Amana, York International and Energy Knight branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTACs).

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The recalled units are beige and the brand name is printed on most of the units’ control covers. Models that begin with the following prefixes are included in this recall:

  • EKTC15
  • EKTH15
  • PMC15
  • PMH12
  • PMH15
  • PTC15
  • PTH12
  • PTH15
  • UCYB15
  • UCYH15

Only units with the first four digits of the serial numbers in the range between 1001 and 1709 are affected. The model number and serial number are located on a label behind the front cover of the unit.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

Most of the recalled PTAC units are installed in hotels, motels, schools, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control.

Consumers should contact Goodman for a free repair kit and installation by an authorized technician. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will be provided with free repair kits.

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Goodman has received nine reports of PTACs catching on fire, including one report of smoke inhalation with medical attention.

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Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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