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Safety Alert

Goodman Recalls Air Handlers Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

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: Air handlers

Hazard: The pull-out disconnects may not disable power to the air handler, posing an electrical shock hazard to individuals servicing the units.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Goodman toll-free at 888-386-2075 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.goodmanmfg.com and click on "Air Handler Product Recall" at the top of the page for more information.

Units: About 210,000 (in addition, 20 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Goodman air handler models AWUF and ACNF (A = Air Handler; W = Wall Mount; C = Ceiling Mount; U = Unpainted; N = Uncased; F = Flowrater). The recalled air handlers are most often installed in apartment and condominium units and are used with heating and cooling systems to provide climate control. The AWUF model units are wall mounted, while ACNF model units are ceiling mounted. The recalled air handlers have serial numbers beginning with 1511, 1512, or 1601 through 1610. The serial number is located on the label found by removing the wall panel (for AWUF units) or ceiling panel (for ACNF units).

Incidents/Injuries: Goodman has received reports involving six units at two locations of the air handlers remaining powered when the disconnect handles were removed. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Goodman for a free inspection and free repair. Goodman is contacting all known commercial owners directly.

Sold At: Goodman heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from November 2015 through October 2016 for between $300 and $600 per unit. Apartment complexes, townhouse and condominium associations and individuals then generally purchased a bundled product including the unit, the installation and ancillary parts and supplies.

Manufacturer: Goodman Company L.P., of Fayetteville, Tenn. and Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P., of Houston, Texas

Manufactured in: U.S.