Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP)
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 a 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.
|Brand Name||Model Number|
|Carrier||52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ|
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.
The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Neither Health Canada nor Carrier has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.
In the United States, 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.