NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2004
Release # 04-151 AC/Heating Unit Recall Hotline: (866) 335-1754
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Electrolux Home Products Announce Recall of Air Conditioning/Heating 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: Room Air Conditioning and Heating Units
Manufacturer/Importer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The heating coil in the units can be damaged during assembly, causing an electrical short and overheating, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received two reports of incidents, though there have been no injuries.
Description: The recalled air conditioning/heating units are installed “thru-the-wall” and include the Frigidaire FAH12EM21 model and Carrier models 52FED31201AA.. The model numbers can be found on a serial plate on the side of the unit. The beige AC/heating units are about 14” high, 24” wide, and 20” in depth.
Sold by: Independent dealer, builders, and remodelers between June 2003 and September 2003 for about $500.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the units immediately and contact Electrolux for a free inspection and repair, if needed.
Consumer Contact: Call Frigidaire toll-free at (866) 335-1754 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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