GE Recalls 35,000 Air Conditioning and Heating Units
GE has issued a recall for roughly 33,500 heating and air conditioning units due to a fire hazard.
About the GE Air Conditioner Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that if the vent is continuously operated with the vent door open, moisture can accumulate around the unit’s heater. This along with two shorted electrical components can create a electrical and fire hazard.
There have been three reports of smoke and fire associated with the units which have resulted in about $30,000 of property damage. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Consumers should contact GE to schedule a free repair.
Description of the Recall Air Conditioner Units
Information below provided by the CPSC:
- This recall involves GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC)
- The recalled units were sold at GE authorized dealers from January 2010 through December 2013 for between $1,000 and $1,200.
- The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Units with the following models are included in this recall:
- Affected units will include serial numbers beginning with AT, AV, AZ, DT, DV, DZ, FT, FV, FZ, GS, GT, GV, GZ, HT, HV, HZ, LT, LV, LZ, MT, MV, MZ, RT, RV, RZ, ST, SV, SZ, TT, TV, TZ, VS, VT, VV, VZ, ZS, ZT, ZV, ZZ.