Goodman Company recalls Amana heating and cooling units due to fire hazard
Date: January 4, 2013
Name of Product: Amana Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling units
Units: About 155
Manufacturer: Goodman Company L.P., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The serial plates on the units have inaccurate information that could result in installers and servicers using undersized wiring, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
This recall involves Amana Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling units with model number APG154911541BA and serial numbers beginning with 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209 and 1210. The model and serial numbers are printed on the serial plate attached to the control compartment door on the front of the unit. The units are used to provide heating and cooling to homes and commercial buildings. Packaged units provide heating and cooling all in one system. The gray-colored units measure about 40 inches high by 51 inches wide by 47 inches deep.
Sold At: Heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from June 2012 through October 2012 for about $5,600.
Manfactured In: USA
Consumer Contact: Goodman at (800) 394-8084 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.amana-hac.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Goodman for a free replacement of the serial plate label and a free inspection of the installation wiring. Goodman is directly contacting customers who purchased the recalled units.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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