Safety Alert Number 0901219


Rheem Recalls to Repair Oil-Fired Furnaces Due to Fire Hazard
Release #09-104
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 577-3960
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration Oil-Fired Furnaces
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: Air Conditioning Division of Rheem Manufacturing Co. , of Fort Smith, Ark. Hazard: If the furnace is not properly wired, the oil burner can continue to operate when the blower shuts off, posing a fire hazard to
consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Rheem has received one report in which the furnace was incorrectly wired. No injuries or property damage have been
reported. Description: This recall involves oil-fired furnaces sold under the Rheem, Ruud and United Refrigeration brands. Only the models beginning
with the model numbers listed in the chart below and with date codes ending in 0106 through 5206, 0107 through 5207, or 0108 through
4808 are included in this recall. The model number and date code (designated by the four digits following an "M" in the middle of the serial
number) are printed on the unit's rating plate, which is on the left wall of the furnace's interior just above the burner. The rating plate can be
found by opening the unit's burner access door, which has slotted openings. Model # Brand & Description
ROBF Rheem Classic/Ruud Achiever High Efficiency Upflow Oil Furnace
ROPF Rheem Classic/Ruud Achiever High Efficiency Downflow/Horizontal Oil Furnace
TZOUP United Refrigeration "Thermal Zone" Upflow Oil Furnace
TZODH United Refrigeration "Thermal Zone" Downflow/ Horizontal Oil Furnace
Sold by: Contractors nationwide to consumers from January 2006 through December 2008 as part of installed systems for between $1,500 and
$10,000. Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the contractor who installed the oil furnace to arrange for a free inspection and repair, if
necessary. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rheem at (800) 577-3960 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site at www.rheemac.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09104.html