CPSC Issues Recall on Heating/Cooling Units

by Staff Blogger | January 7th, 2013

Jan. 7, 2013

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with Goodman Company L.P., a Houston-based company, to recall approximately 155 of the Amana Packaged Gas/Electric Heating and Cooling units. A CPSC press release states the recall was issued after the company was notified of faulty information on the unit that poses significant harm to users.

The affected units are designed to heat and cool homes and commercial spaces. They stand at around 40 inches high by 51 inches wide by 47 inches deep and are grey in color. The units have a model number of APG154911541BA, which is printed on a plate located on the front panel of the unit, and also carry a serial number beginning with 1206,1207,1208,1209, and 1210. The units were sold through retailers from June 2012 to Oct. 2012, and cost around $5,600.

The problem comes from faulty information on the serial plates that could lead to an installer or servicers using undersized wiring on the units. A wiring mistake poses a hazard for fires that are capable of causing a serious California Fire and Burn Injury.

Anyone in possession of an affected unit has been instructed to contact the manufacturer immediately for free repair or replacement.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers defective products can pose and encourage anyone who has been harmed by a defective product to contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights.