Recall Re-Announcement: Unitary Products Group of York International Corp. recalls Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces
- Starting date:
- August 10, 2018
- Posting date:
- August 10, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint Recall with Unitary Products Group (UPG) of York International Corp., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)
Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces
This recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces which are silver in color with white access panels.
Recalled product can be identified by the brand name located in the middle of the front access panel in addition to one of the below model numbers listed on the nameplate.
Model numbers listed on the nameplate:
The furnaces can overheat causing the heat exchanger to crack, burn-through and in extreme cases cause furnace wrapper burn-through. This can lead to heating and possible burning of the drywall and other combustibles adjacent to the furnace, which poses a risk of significant property damage, personal injury or death.
As of August 3, 2018, the company has received 8 reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 394 reports of incidents, and no reports of injuries.
Approximately 2,373 recalled furnaces were sold in Canada; approximately 223,627 units of the recalled furnaces were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled furnaces were sold from 1995 to November 2000.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
Unitary Products Group of York International Corp.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the heating functions on these furnaces until they have been inspected and if necessary, replaced. If any furnace is found to be involved in the recall, an incentive of One Hundred US Dollars ($100.00) will be given for the replacement of the furnace.
To schedule a free inspection or hear more about the incentive offer, consumers may contact UPG toll-free at 1-888-665-4640 between 8 AM and 5 PM (Central Time), or visit the firm's website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's 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.