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McQuay Recalls Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps Following Fires

RELEASE DATE December 20 2007
BRANDS Daiken McQuay
UNITS About 8,800
HAZARD Wires in the heater element can overheat and spark, posing a smoke and fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION These are air conditioners that are commonly installed in hotels, nursing homes, and other commercial locations. These "B" and "B+" vintage electric heat units come in size 12 (12,000 BTU) and size 15 (15,000 BTU).
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been three reports of fires that caused property damage and four additional reports of smoke, smoldering, and/or charring. One incident led to two consumers being treated for smoke inhalation.
SOLD AT McQuay sales representatives and distributors nationwide.
SOLD DATES November 2001 through June 2006
REMEDY Building managers or owners should stop using the recalled units immediately and contact the McQuay for a free repair kit.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 377-2787
Contact Email: bob.welch@mcquay.com
Contact Site: www.mcquay.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
Daiken McQuayAir Conditioner PTAC12B208 KXBA and KXCA 105575703 (208/230V) and 105575803 (265V)
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