Trane Recalls Air Conditioners after Incidents of Units Smoking

RELEASE DATE November 30 2006
MANUFACTURER Qingdao Haier Air Conditioner
BRANDS Trane
UNITS About 10,580
HAZARD The heating element on these commercially installed units can become displaced and, if it contacts metal, could short circuit. If the electric heater on one of those units short-circuits, wiring problems on 265 volt models could allow the unit to remain energized while the unit’s fan is turned off, causing it to overheat and smoke
DESCRIPTION The recall includes 208, 230 and 265 volt models
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been three reports of smoking and burning odours observed during installation. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Trane distributors sold the recalled units to commercial customers for use in locations such as hotels and office buildings.
SOLD DATES May 2006 though July 2006
MANUFACTURED IN Chine
REMEDY The power connectors are being rewired or replaced, and the heaters will be visually inspected and replaced as necessary in the 265 volt models. Although there have been no incidents with the 208 volt and 230 volt models, Trane is still inspecting these units as a precaution. Trane has contacted the affected customers directly.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 235-2152
Contact Email: buddy.sholar@trane.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
TraneAir Conditioner PTEE0701UAA, PTEE0702UAA, PTEE0901UAA, PTEE0902UAA, PTEE1201UAA, PTEE1201UAA, PTEE1501UAA, PTEE1502UAA, PTHE0701UAA, PTHE0702UAA, PTHE0901UAA, PTHE0902UAA, PTHE1201UAA, PTHE1202UAA, PTHE1501UAA, PTHE1502UAA Any
TraneAir Conditioner PTEE0701UAA, PTEE0702UAA, PTEE0901UAA, PTEE0902UAA, PTEE1201UAA, PTEE1201UAA, PTEE1501UAA, PTEE1502UAA, PTHE0701UAA, PTHE0702UAA, PTHE0901UAA, PTHE0902UAA, PTHE1201UAA, PTHE1202UAA, PTHE1501UAA, PTHE1502UAA Any
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