Air Conditioning and Heating Units Recalled For Fire Hazard

By Bryan Mercer

Air Conditioning and Heating Units Recalled For Fire Hazard

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 21, 2011 at 11:08 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) General Electric, Sharp Recalls GE Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Fire Hazard

About 90,600 GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters have been recalled by the company.

An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

General Electric and Sharp have received four reports of incidents involving smoke and/or fire with the air conditioning and heating units.

In two of the reported incidents, fire extended beyond the air conditioning and heating unit, resulting in property damage.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves GE Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps manufactured between January 2010 and March 2011, and are most often used in apartment buildings and commercial space.

The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door.

Serial and model are printed on the rating plate.

Consumers will need to remove the front panel to locate the model and serial information.

The following models and serials are included in this recall under the GE brand name:

Model Number (Begins with)
AZ41, AZ61

Serial Number (Begins with)
AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT, ZT, AV, DV and FV

The products were sold by General Electric authorized representatives and HVAC distributors nationwide from March 2010 through March 2011 for between $1,000 and $1,200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the air conditioning and heating units in the heat mode and contact General Electric to schedule a free repair.

For additional information, contact General Electric toll-free at (866) 918-8771 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall

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