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Goodman recalls over 500,000 PTACs

USA: Over half a million Goodman commercial packaged terminal air conditioners/heat pumps (PTACs) have been recalled following concerns over fan motors overheating.

It has been found that the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Goodman has received nine reports of PTACs catching on fire, including one report of smoke inhalation with medical attention.

The recall involves Goodman, Amana, York International and Energy Knight branded PTACs. About 534,000 were sold in the US and a further 3,400 in Canada. The units were sold between January 2010 and February 2018. Most of the units are said to be installed in hotels, motels, schools, apartment buildings and commercial spaces.

Consumers are advised that the recalled units are beige and the brand name is printed on most of the units’ control covers. Models that begin with the following prefixes are included in the recall: EKTC15, EKTH15, PMC15, PMH12, PMH15, PTC15, PTH12, PTH15, UCYB15 and UCYH15.  Only units with the first four digits of the serial numbers in the range between 1001 and 1709 are affected. The model number and serial number are located on a label behind the front cover of the unit.

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