Goodman Company added 5,300 units to a list of recalled Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps (PTAC) and Room Air Conditioners (RAC). About 233,500 PTAC units were previously recalled in August 2014 because the power cords on the appliances can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Carrier also recently expanded a PTAC recall for similar issues with defective power cords. While in 2014, Goodman was only aware of five incidents, the company has now received 10 reports of PTACs catching on fire, including four involving property damage.
The recall includes Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTAC), and Amana-branded Room Air Conditioners (RAC). They were manufactured in the United States and sold at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000. The units are often installed through the walls or windows of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the air conditioning and heating units and call the number listed for your brand or go to www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord.