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Trane Recalls Air Conditioners after Incidents of Units Smoking

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air Conditioner
Recall or Alert Date: 11-30-2006
Serial Number: 07-508
Brands Affected: Trane

Description of Problem:

The heating element on these commercially installed units can become displaced and, if it contacts metal, could short circuit. If the electric heater on one of those units short-circuits, wiring problems on 265 volt models could allow the unit to remain energized while the unit’s fan is turned off, causing it to overheat and smoke. Individuals installing units observed smoking and smelled a burning odor in three units during installation testing procedures. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

The recall includes 208, 230 and 265 volt models of the Trane PTEE and PTHE Series Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs). They were manufactured from about March 2006 through July 2006. The date code is F06C through F06G, and is written on the unit’s Manufacturer’s Data Plate located behind the molded plastic cover above the power connection.

The units have the following model numbers, also written on the Manufacturer’s Data Plate:

PTEE0701UAA
PTEE1501UAA
PTHE0902UAA
PTEE0702UAA
PTEE1502UAA
PTHE1201UAA
PTEE0901UAA
PTHE0701UAA
PTHE1202UAA
PTEE0902UAA
PTHE0702UAA
PTHE1501UAA
PTEE1201UAA
PTHE0901UAA
PTHE1502UAA
PTEE1202UAA

Source:

Consumer Product Safety Commission