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Daikin recalls due to electrical issues

USA/CANADA/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Daikin has been beset by a number of product recalls this month on Daikin and associated brand products in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

In the most recent recall on June 27, Daikin’s US subsidiary, Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing, issued a recall on Daikin FIT, Amana Brand S-series, and Goodman SD heat pumps due to concerns over the risk of excessive heat exposure.

On June 13, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a fast track recall on Amana, Daikin and Goodman-branded air conditioning and heat pump packaged units due to a potential fire hazard.

The previous day, Daikin Australia and Daikin New Zealand issued recalls due to an incorrect assembly of the wiring harness on the indoor fan deck of certain Sky ducted units.

June 27 US and Canada recall

The most recent recall on the US and Canada heat pumps were all manufactured by Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing in Houston, Texas, or at Daikin Industries (Thailand) Ltd. 

The problem is said to involve an issue in which a power interruption in the heat pump can result in the product providing heat when the power resumes, despite the thermostat being in cooling mode, posing a risk of excessive heat exposure to consumers.

The problem is said to relate to around 56,000 units sold in the US and a further 5,522 in Canada. The units were sold at independent dealers nationwide from May 2022 to April 2024 for between $2,200 and $5,700. No injuries have been reported.

The Daikin FIT, Amana Brand S-series and Goodman SD heat pumps – different names for the same product

Daikin Comfort Technologies says it is updating the software remotely for consumers whose units are connected to WiFi. Consumers with heat pumps not connected to WiFi have been asked to register for a recall at www.goodmanmfg.com/fit-recall to receive instructions to perform the update. Details on the models numbers are contained on the same web page. 

The June 13 US recall on packaged air conditioner and heat pump models was initiated due to incorrect electrical ratings on the units’ serial plate, which could lead to incorrect wirings being used.

The Daikin packaged unit

The units were manufactured at the Houston factory and sold through independent dealers across the US from January to March of this year for between $4,500 to $7,500. Around 12,100 units are thought to be affected.

Further details and model numbers here.

The June 12 Australia and New Zealand recall also relates to electrical issues, this time involving the wiring harness on the indoor fan deck of certain Sky ducted units. The problem is said to be due to an “inconsistency” between the circuit diagram and the wiring of a harness that is attached to a PCB.

Daikin says the that there is no fire risk associated with the continued operation of the system and units can continue to be used as there is no impact on the unit’s performance, functionality, longevity or safe operation. However, there is said to be a risk of serious injury or death from electric shock to technicians working on live equipment.

Further details of the recall and affected products on the Product Safety Australia and Daikin New Zealand websites

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