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Carrier Recalls Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
- Starting date:
- April 5, 2016
- Posting date:
- April 5, 2016
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP)
This recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of a 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets.
|Brand Name||Model Number|
|Carrier||52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ|
Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/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 is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com.
The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Neither Health Canada nor Carrier has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.
In the United States, Carrier has received reports of approximately 47 incidents of overheating. Two of the reported incidents involved hotel fires. One of the reported fires involved a consumer suffering burns and smoke inhalation. The other incidents involved scorched or melted cord heads or wall outlets with no injuries reported.
Approximately 9,444 units were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled units were sold in Canada from 2002 to 2009.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Mexico.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units, and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.
For more information, consumers can contact Carrier by telephone at 1-800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online and click on Important Product Safety Recall for more information.
These products were previous recalled by the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario in 2007 and consumers can view that recall on the ESA website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
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