General Electric (GE) has issued a recall on the GE air conditioning and heating units manufactured by Sharp due to a potential fire hazard.
An electrical component in the heating system may fail creating a potential fire risk. Approximately 91,000 units were manufactured from January 2010 to March 2011 and sold nationwide through General Electric authorized representatives and HVAC distributors from March 2010 to March 2011 for $1000-$1200.
GE and Sharp have received reports of four incidents concerning smoke/ fire. Two of those incidents resulted in personal property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes the GE Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and the packaged terminal heat (PTAC) units mainly used in apartment buildings and commercial space. Consumers are encouraged to verify that their model is included in the recall by identifying the model and serial numbers of the unit located behind the front cover and at the bottom of the unit.
The table below indicates the recalled units:
Model Number (Begins With)
Serial Number (Begins With)
|AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT, and ZT|
AV, DV, and FV
Consumers that have a recalled unit should not use the PTAC in the heat mode until the unit has been repaired. GE will repair units at no charge to consumer. Consumers may call GE at 1-866-918-8771 Monday through Friday from 8am–5pm EST.
Before calling, have the model and serial numbers on hand. For additional recall information visit GE’s recall webpage.
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