15-746

Trane and American Standard Recall Accessory Heaters Due to Fire Hazzard (Recall Alert)


Heaters in TAM7 and TAM8 air handlers installed with reverse polarity on one of the breakers can cause the heater to overheat.

Type:Recall
HazardHeaters installed with reverse polarity on one of the breakers can cause the heater to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Recall Date08/14/2015
Serial Number:15-746
Brands Affected:Trane, American Standard

Description of Problem

This recall involves Trane and American Standard brand accessory heaters manufactured between November 2014 and March 2015 and installed in TAM7 and TAM8 air handlers as a primary or secondary heat source. Models included in the recall are BAYEVBC15BK1BAA (25 KW Electric Heater) with serial numbers 1503B2AP0X through 1513B2BHXX. Due to the electrical risk, onlyh a certified HVAC repair person should verify the model and serial numbers on the nameplate on the inside of the air handler.

Incident/Injuries

The firm has received 10 reports of the heaters tipping circuit breakers, including one report of heat-related damage to the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the heater function by switching the system to cooling mode or off, and contact their Trane or American Standard independant dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement. The system's air conditioning or cooling function may still be used. Trane is contacting its customers directly.

Sold At

Trane and American Standard independant dealers nationwide from January 2015 to April 2015 for about $120.

Importer(s)

Trane U.S. Inc., of Tyler, Texas

Manufactured in

Mexico

BAYEVBC15BK1BAA(15 KW)