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Carrier Expands Recall of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Carrier-PTAC-PTHP-unit-480x300Carrier has expanded the recall of its Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP). The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement  power cord as part of the 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. The following brands and models are being recalled:

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•   Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ;

•   Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and

•   Fast models 840, 841, and 842.

Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel.

Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating.


Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.

Reference: CPSC

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