Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

McQuay Recalls Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps Following Fires

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air ConditionerHeat Pump
Recall or Alert Date: 12-20-2007
Serial Number: 08-530
Brands Affected: McQuayRemington

Description of Problem:

Wires in the heater element can overheat and spark, posing a smoke and fire hazard to consumers. McQuay has received three reports of fires that caused property damage and four additional reports of smoke, smoldering, and/or charring. One incident led to two consumers being treated for smoke inhalation.

Affected Products:

The recall involves the Remington and McQuay “ComfortPac” Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) commonly installed in hotels, nursing homes, and other commercial locations. These “B” and “B+” vintage electric heat units come in size 12 (12,000 BTU) and size 15 (15,000 BTU). The model numbers included in the recall are:

PTAC12B208 KXBA and KXCA
PTAC12B265 MXBA and MXCA
PTHP12B208 KXBA and KXCA
PTHP12B265 MXBA and MXCA
PTAC15B208 KXBA and KXCA
PTAC15B265 MXBA and MXCA
PTHP15B208 KXBA and KXCA
PTHP15B265 MXBA and MXCA

The model numbers are printed on the product identification plate, which is located underneath the front cover below the control box. The recalled units also have the following numbers on the power cord: 105575703 (208/230V) and 105575803 (265V).

Source:

Consumer Product Safety Commission