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March 15, 2018 -
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Packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (PTACs) under the Goodman, Amana, York International, and Energy Knight brands have been recalled because the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing a risk of fire. About 534,000 units in the U.S. with an additional 3,400 in Canada are involved in the recall, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice 18-113. Goodman reports nine instances of a PTAC catching fire, including one instance where medical attention was required due to smoke inhalation. The affected PTACs were sold between January 2010 and February 2018. Recalled units are beige and have model numbers that begin with: EKTC15, EKTH15, PMC15, PMH12, PMH15, PTC15, PTH12, PTH15, UCYB15, and UCYH15. The first four digits of the serial number will be in the range between 1001 and 1709 in the recalled units. Facility managers affected by this recall are directed to contact Goodman for a free repair kit. Goodman can be reached at 888-803-0512 or at https://www.amana-ptac.com/product-recall. This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.