Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

CPSC Announces Recall of Furnaces in California

Type: Recall
Equipment: Furnace
Recall or Alert Date: 07-09-2001
Serial Number: 01-189
Brands Affected: AmanaAmerican StandardBryantCarrierComfort-AireDay & NightGoodmanJanitrolPayneRheemRuudTrane

Description of Problem:

The units involved are gas-fired horizontal furnaces equipped with steel "NOx" rods installed above the burners and are commonly called NOx rod furnaces. These furnaces pose a substantial risk of fire. CPSC has received 50 reports of fires associated with the 140,000 horizontal furnaces manufactured by Consolidated Industries Inc. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

rivate labelers sold these furnaces in California under the following brand names and model numbers, which are written on a label on an outside panel of the furnace.

COMPANY NAME TRADE NAME MODEL
Amana Company Amana GSE50DN3X
GSE75DN3X
GSE100DN5X
Bard Manufacturing Bard ESG040D36B
ESG050D36B
ESG060D36B
ESG060D48B
ESG080D60B
ESG100D60B
ESG120D60B
ESG140D60B
ESG050D36D
ESG060D48D
ESG075D48D
ESG080D60D
ESG100D60D
ISG060D36AX
ISG080D48AX
ISG100D60AX
ISG120D60AX
Carrier Corporation Sunburst by
Carrier Southern California HAC 040N(D,E, or F)3RXC
HAC 050N(D,E, or F)5RXC
HAC 050ND3RXD
HAC 060N(D,E, or F)4RXC
HAC 075N(D,E, or F)4RXC
HAC 080N(D,E, or F)5RXC
HAC 100N(D,E, or F)5RXC
Goettl Air Conditioning Inc. American Best
Goettl HAC 040N(D,E, or F)3RCX
HAC 050N(D,E, or F)3RCX
HAC 040N(D,E, or F)3RXD
HAC 050N(D,E, or F)3RXD
HAC 040N(D,E, or F)3RXC
HAC 050N(D,E, or F)3RXC
HAC 060N(D,E, or F)4RXC
HAC 075N(D,E, or F)4RXC
HAC 080N(D,E, or F)5RXC
HAC 100N(D,E, or F)5RXC
HCC 040N(D,E, or F)3RX
HCC 050N(D,E, or F)3RX
HCC 060N(D,E, or F)4RX
HCC 075N(D,E, or F)4RX
HCC 100N(D,E, or F)5RX
HBA 040N(D,E, or F)3RX
HBA 060N(D,E, or F)3RX
HBA 080N(D,E, or F)4RX
HBA 100N(D,E, or F)5RX
HBA 120N(D,E, or F)5RX
Goodman Manufacturing Company Franklin Electric
Goodman
GMC
Hamilton Electric
Janitrol
Johnstone
Liberty HBA 040 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HBA 060 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HBA 080 ND 4(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HBA 100 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HBA 120 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 040 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 060 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 080 ND 4(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 100 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 120 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCA 140 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 040 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 050 ND 3(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 060 ND 4(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 075 ND 4(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 080 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
HCC 100 ND 5(X, RX, XC or RXC)
Heat Controller Inc. Comfort-Aire GSH40-T3N-X
GSH50-T3N-X
GSH60-T4N-X
GSH75-T4N-X
GSH80-T5N-X
GSH100-T5N-X
The Trane Company Trane
American Standard THN050A936A
THN060A948A
THN075A948A
THN100A960A

Home, hardware and specialty stores, and independent contractors sold these furnaces in California from January 1983 through December 1992 for about $2,000.

Source:

Consumer Product Safety Commission