Recall re-issued for 223,600 furnaces
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Posted on February 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Saturday, Nov 23 at 11:02 PM
CPSC is re-issuing a recall from several years ago because of continued fires with Coleman furnaces installed between 1995 and 2000.
The furnace may overheat and cause the heat-exchanger to crack, creating openings that allow flames to be exposed. When this happens, drywall and other nearby combustibles are exposed to the flames, posing a fire and smoke hazard to consumers.
The company has received reports of 393 incidents, including some involving extensive property damage that could be related to these hazards, 366 of those reports were received after the November 2004 recall
announcement. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves 223,600 Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces. The furnaces are silver with white access panels. “Coleman," "Coleman Evcon" and "Red T" brand names are located on the middle of the front access panel. The model number is written on a faceplate, found by removing both front access panels. The faceplate is found mounted on the left inside surface behind the lower panel. Models included in the recall are:
If you have one of thesestop using the furnace until it can be inspected and repaired. Consumers should contact UPG
at (888) 665-4640 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a free inspection and repair of any furnace involved in the recall.