FYI: CPSC recall

Originally Posted By: lkage
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February 11, 2005

Release # 05-104

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 556-0125

CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, American Standard Companies Announce Recall of Gas-Electric
Heating/Cooling Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Trane and American Standard Gas-Electric
heating/cooling units

Units: 18,200

Manufacturer: Trane and American Standard, divisions of American
Standard Inc., of Tyler, Texas

Hazard: A gas leak can occur if there is a crack in the gas valve body
near the inlet pipe connection. A build-up of gas in the burner
compartment of the unit could occur, which could be ignited by an
internal spark.

Incidents/Injuries: Trane has received five reports of gas valve cracks,
though no injuries or property damage has been reported.

Description: The recalled units include 2 through 5-ton Trane and
American Standard heating and air conditioning packaged units. Affected
units are combination gas heat and air conditioning systems installed
outdoors only. Gas furnaces installed indoors are not included in this
recall. The units have identification plates displaying the model
number; serial number; and the year, month and day of manufacture. The
plate is located on one end of the unit. The first four digits of all
serial numbers indicate the year, fiscal week and day of manufacture.
The recall includes:
* All units with model numbers beginning with YCP or YCX, and having
serial numbers beginning with 3383 through 4475;
* All units with model number beginning with YCY or YCZ, and having
serial numbers beginning with 4282 through 4475.
Sold at: Independent dealers and installers sold these units between
October 2003 and December 2004.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers with recalled units are being contacted by the
independent dealers that installed them. Consumers who think they have
recalled units and have not yet been contacted, should call their
installer for more information. Using their model and serial numbers,
consumers also can visit the firms' Web sites to confirm if their unit
is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units should contact
their installer to arrange for a free inspection.

Consumer Contact: Contact Trane/American Standard toll-free at (888)
556-0125 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit or

Firm's Media Contact: Lisa Glover at (732) 980-6048.

Originally Posted By: lkage
This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.

Hmmm…I missed Larry O’s post of same info last night. eusa_doh.gif