CPSC, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. Announce Recall to Repair Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners

RELEASE DATE July 27 2004
MANUFACTURER Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.
BRANDS Friedrich
UNITS About 26,400
HAZARD The rotary dial switch on these units can be positioned between the high and low speed fan setting. This can cause the units to overheat and possibly catch fire.
DESCRIPTION It is a light beige color with the "FRIEDRICH" logo on the panel door.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 60 reports of units overheating, including 9 reports of fires resulting in property damage. One incident at a nursing home resulted in a resident suffering smoke inhalation.
SOLD AT Sold to Commercial customers (property owners or construction and air conditioning contractors) by Friedrich or its manufacturer's representatives directly. They also were sold through local, regional and national HVAC distributors primarily to commercial customers.
SOLD DATES November 2002 and December 2003 
MANUFACTURED IN USA
REMEDY Consumers should contact Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. for instructions on receiving a free repair. Until the repair is made, consumers should not use the PTACs in the heating mode.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 664-5698
Contact Email: PTACrecall@friedrich.com
Contact Site: www.Friedrich.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
FriedrichAir Conditioner Any Any 'P series'
FriedrichAir Conditioner Any Any LBLP00001 through LCMP9999
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