Originally Posted By: dbush
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American Standard Companies Announce Recall of Trane and American
Standard Accessory Electric Heaters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: "Trane" and "American Standard" brand accessory
Units: About 37,000
Manufacturer/Importer: American Standard Companies, of Piscataway, N.J.
Hazard: Overheating of the wiring in the accessory heater can lead to
wall thermostat fires.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of thermostat fires.
Two of the fires resulted in several thousand dollars in property
damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The 240 volt accessory heaters are used to provide
supplemental heat in the heat pump or electric heating system. The
accessory heater - model number BAYHTR1415BRKAC manufactured between
April 14, 2003 and February 6, 2004 - is located inside the air handler
cabinet usually found in the basement, attic, equipment closet or
crawlspace of a consumer's home. The horizontally or vertically
installed air handler is a painted metal cabinet with the Trane or
American Standard name plate on its front. Air handler model numbers are
found on the outside of the air handler door. Consumers with one of the
recalled units are being directly contacted by the independent dealer
that installed it. If you had a Trane or American Standard heat pump or
electric heating system installed between April, 2003 and February,
2004, and have not yet been contacted by your installer, write down your
air handler model number and call your installer to see whether your air
handler could contain a recalled heater. Your may also visit the firm's
Web sites to see whether your air handler could contain one of the
recalled heaters and, if so, call your installer. To avoid electric
shock, do not open the air handler door. Only a professional installer
should open the air handler door to determine if you have a recalled
Sold at: Independent Trane or American Standard dealers nationwide for
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers who have not yet been contacted by independent dealers
should immediately contact their installer to determine if they have a
recalled unit. Consumers may arrange for a free inspection and repair
through their installer.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact their local Trane or American
Standard installer, or visit www.trane.com or
www.americanstandardair.com for the name of an installer near them.
Consumers can call the firm toll-free at (888) 556-0125 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
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