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Safety Alert

Carrier Expands Recall of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and 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: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP)

Hazard: The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Carrier at 800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.carrier.com and click on Important Product Safety Recall for more information.

Units: About 94,000 (in addition, about 285,000 were previously recalled in December 2015 and 185,000 were previously recalled in November 2007)

Description:This expanded recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall.

The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and models are being recalled:

• Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ;

• Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and

• Fast models 840, 841, and 842.

Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com.

Incidents/Injuries: Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported in the additional incidents.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.

Sold At: HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales nationwide from January 2002 through December 2009 for between $425 and $675.

Manufacturer: Carrier Corporation, of Jupiter, Fla.

Manufactured in: Mexico