Carrier and Bryant Recall Heat Pumps Due to Fire 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: Carrier Greenspeed and Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pumps
Hazard: The capacitors in the fuse boards in the heat pumps can stop working causing the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: AM Conservation Group toll free at 866 878-1060 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.amconservationgroup.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Units: About 23,300 (In addition about 2,000 sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves 2, 3, 4, and 5 ton size heat pump units sold under the Carrier Greenspeed and Bryant Evolution Extreme brand names. The units are used for cooling and heating homes. The Carrier Greenspeed model numbers are: 25VNA024, 25VNA036, 25VNA048, and 25VNA060. The Bryant Evolution Extreme model numbers are: 280ANV024, 280ANV036, 280ANV048, and 280ANV060. The model number can be found on the unit nameplate (or rating plate) located on one side of the unit's exterior. On the Bryant unit, there is a label on top of the unit that reads "Bryant Evolution System."
Incidents/Injuries: Carrier has received 41 reports of the heat pumps overheating. No injuries, fires or property damage have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled night lights and contact the firm for a free replacement.
Sold at: Sears stores and HVAC dealers nationwide from June 2011 through August 2016 for between $12,000 and $18,000.
Distributor: Carrier Corporation, of Jupiter, Fla.
Manufactured In: USA