Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

Venmar Ventilation Inc. Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air Exchanger
Recall or Alert Date: 03-29-2007
Serial Number: 07-143
Brands Affected: BryantCarrierDay & NightHeilPayneRheemRuudVenmarYork

Description of Problem:

The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Venmar Ventilation has received four reports of ventilator motors overheating resulting in fires causing extensive property damage. One incident in Michigan reportedly resulted in about $1 million in damages.

Affected Products:

Description: Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a home in order to provide fresh air. The recall covers units made from 1991 through 2001, and have the following brand names and model numbers:

Brand / Models
Venmar AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 40XXX
Venmar AVS 1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX
Flair 30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115
vänEE 10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90
Conformax 300, 350, 400
NuTone NUTR130
Carrier
Bryant VXXXXXXXXX, ERVXXXXXXX or
HRVXXXXXXX
Payne
Day & Night VXXXXXXXXX
Heil HEILXXXXX
York 5263554XXXX
Sears Brand OPTIMUM
Guardian by Broan 100X, 200X
Rheem
Ruud
Protech
Weatherking
84-ERV100, 84-ERV200,
84-HRV100, 84-HRV200

The model numbers are written on a silver or black label on the outside of panel. The "X" digit used in the model numbers can be either a letter or a number.

Source:

Consumer Product Safety Commission