PTACs Recall Expanded Due to Fire Hazard

  June 7, 2017

By Naomi Millán

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names have been recalled because the powercord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

An additional 94,000 units have been recalled, in addition to the 285,000 already recalled in December 2015, and 185,000 in November 2007. Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating since the 2015 recall, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-094.

The recall includes units that received a replacement power cord in the 2007 recall, as well as units with original power cords.

The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt outlets. The following brands and eight models are being recalled:
•   Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 52MQ
•   Bryant models 840, 841, and 842
•   Fast models 840, 841, and 842

Facility managers affected by this recall are directed to contact Carrier for a free replacement cord. Carrier can be reached at 800-761-8492 or http://www.carrier.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.


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