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Safety Alert

Goodman Company Expands Recall of Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps (PTAC) and Room Air Conditioners (RAC)

Hazard: The power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: For Amana, Goodman and York International-branded units call 800-366-0339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. For Comfort-Aire and Century-branded units call toll-free at 877-442-4482 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For all products, go to www.amana-ptac.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Units: About 118,000,000 gallons (U.S.) (additional units sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves under-odorized propane gas (LP) delivered to consumers for use in storage tanks or sold at retail locations for use in portable refillable tanks (for use in recreational vehicles, barbeques, stoves and other appliances). LP was also sold to businesses for commercial and industrial use.

Incidents/Injuries: Goodman has received approximately 10 reports of PTACs catching on fire, including four involving property damage.

Remedy: 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. Non-commercial owners will receive free installation of the power cord and inspection of the PTAC control board for damages. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, non-commercial owners will also receive a free installation of a replacement control board. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will install the power cord and inspect the control board. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, Goodman will provide a new control board for commercial owners to install. Recalled RAC units do not have a control board.

Sold at: Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.

Importer: Goodman Company, L.P. of Houston, Texas

Manufactured in: United States