Goodman Company has added as many as 5,300 air conditioning and heating units on to the 233,500 air conditioning and heating units that were recalled in August of 2014 already due to a fire and burn hazard.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall release, the power cords on both heating and air conditioning units can overheat and pose a significant fire hazard and burns.
There have been roughly 10 reports of either air conditioning or heating units that have overheated and caught on fire, only four have involved property damage.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Information below provided by the US CPSC:
Any consumers that have (PTAC) or (RAC) units should immediately stop using them. First, unplug the unit and then call the company that is listed with the type of brand you are using to seek a free replacement power cord.
Free installation and inspection of the control board for PTAC will be available for non-commercial owners. Non- commercial owners will also receive free replacement and installation of control board if upon inspection it shows the defective power cord caused the damage.
Goodman Company are contacting commercial owners to make them aware they will be installing, replacing and inspecting the control board. If upon inspection it shows damage was done by power cord Goodman will gladly replace the control board for owners. The RAC units do not use a control board.