Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Recalled by Carrier Due to Fire Hazard

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air ConditionerHeat Pump
Recall or Alert Date: 11-07-2007
Serial Number: 08-073
Brands Affected: Carrier

Description of Problem:

An electric heater in the unit can break, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Carrier has received five reports of electric heater failures, resulting in fires contained to the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

This recall involves Carrier-brand packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHP) manufactured between 2002 and 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are 52C, 52P, and unbranded model 84 units sold through the Bryant and FAST channels. Serial and model numbers are located on the rating/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 are available by calling Carrier. The units were sold with 208/230 and 265 volts, and have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000, and 15,000 BTUs.


Consumer Product Safety Commission