Thousands of air conditioners and heaters have been recalled by Goodman Company. These units have power cords that can overheat, posing a risk of burns and fire hazards. Consumers with the units should stop using them immediately and unplug them.
Consumers can call the company to receive a free replacement power cord. Residential customers will be given a free installation of the power cord, as well as a test of the control board for damages. If the control board is damaged, a free replacement control board will be installed.
The recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International air conditioners and heat pumps. The units were sold between 2007 and 2008 for between $700 and $1,000. Most of the units are installed in hotels, motels, apartment buildings, or commercial spaces. Those consumers who think they may have one of the units can look at the serial number to determine whether the unit needs to be repaired.
So far, the company has received 10 reports of the units catching on fire. Four of those fires caused property damage. There are no reports of any injuries that were caused by the fires.
Companies often manufacture products that can cause harm to consumers. In some cases, those defects are discovered early and do not cause many injuries or damage. However, in other cases the company will attempt to hide the problems, which can lead to serious problems. If you are in the Houston area and have been injured by a defective consumer product, call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about our firm on Twitter. Call to schedule a free consultation.