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Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air Exchanger
Recall or Alert Date: 11-13-2014
Serial Number: 15-025
Brands Affected: BryantCarrierDay & NightMaytagPayneRheemRuudVenmarWestinghouseYork

Description of Problem:

The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Venmar Ventilation has received four new reports in relation to this recall expansion. In the previous recalls, Venmar Ventilation reported 26 incidents, for a total of 30. Out of these 30 incidents, five took place in the U.S. and 25 took place in Canada. All incidents resulted in fires and more than $1.1 million in property damages. No injuries have been reported.

Affected Products:

his recall involves air exchangers with and without heat recovery sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. The metal air exchangers are painted blue or grey. Air exchangers with heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through May 2008 and have brand and model information written on a silver or black label on the outside panel. Air exchangers without heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through July 2009 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or imprinted on the side of the unit. The following brand names and model numbers are included in the recall:

Bryant
Carrier
Day & Night
Payne
Conformax
Flair
Guardian by Broan
NuTone
Venmar
Venmar AVS
Venmar Klima
Frigidaire
Maytag
Partners Choice
Tappan
Westinghouse
Protech
Rheem
Rudd
Weatherking
Sears
York

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