RECALL: Amana brand packaged terminal air conditioner/heat pump units from Goodman
By Ellen Cools
March 9, 2018 — Health Canada has issued a recall for certain Amana brand packaged terminal air conditioner/heat pump (PTAC) units manufactured by Goodman Company, L.P.
The products are beige-coloured and the brand name is printed on most of the units’ control covers. The model number and serial number can be found on the serial plate label located behind the front cover of the unit.
The PTAC units are installed through the wall and provide room climate control. They are most often installed at hotels, schools, apartment buildings and commercial spaces.
Health Canada says the outdoor fan motors can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. As of February 26, 2018, Goodman has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the U.S., the company has received nine reports of PTAC units catching on fire, including one report of smoke inhalation with medical attention.
Approximately 3,400 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 534,000 units were sold in the U.S.
The recalled units were sold from February 2010 through February 2018 in Canada, and from January 2010 to February 2018 in the U.S.
Consumers should contact Goodman for a free repair kit and installation by an authorized technician. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will be provided with free repair kits.