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Carrier Recalls to Repair Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps Including Previously Recalled Units Due to Fire Hazard


Type:Recall
Equipment:Air Conditioner, Heat Pump
Recall Date12/22/2015
Serial Number:16-065
Brands Affected:Bryant, Carrier, Fast

Description of Problem

The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Heat Pumps (PTHP). Carrier has received reports of approximately 47 incidents of overheating. Two of the reported incidents involved hotel fires. One of the reported fires involved a consumer suffering burns and smoke inhalation. The other incidents involved scorched or melted cord heads or wall outlets with no injuries reported.

Affected Products

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.