Goodman Manufacturing recalls more than 300K furnace components amid fire reports (NCD)
HOUSTON — Goodman Manufacturing Co. on Thursday recalled more than 300,000 evaporator coil drain pans installed with residential condensing gas furnaces after fielding 23 reports of fires causing damage.
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The recall includes 298,300 evaporator coil drain pans sold in the United States and another 44,000 sold in Canada.
According to the recall notice, the molded plastic drain pan located at the bottom of the evaporator coil, when installed with a residential condensing gas furnace in an up-flow configuration, can overheat, melt and deform, posing a fire hazard. Goodman has received 23 incident reports to date, resulting in significant fire and smoke damage to residences, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall applies to furnaces with the up-flow configuration that were installed or repaired with a new evaporator coil drain pan between January 2019 and November 2021. More specifically, only evaporator drain pans with serial numbers with prefixes ranging from 1901 through 2101 are covered by the recall.
The affected products were sold by independent heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from January 2019 through November 2021 for between $200 and $1,200 per unit.
Consumers are advised to contact Houston-based Goodman to register for the free repair by a qualified technician.
Consumers should visit Goodman’s recall website to use a model verification tool for the evaporator coil, furnace and outdoor condenser. Goodman’s model verification tool provides step-by-step instructions for determining if your gas furnace system is subject to this recall. Goodman will also assist consumers in gathering information on their units, including the drain pan serial number, the furnace model number and brand name, and the model number for the outdoor system.
Goodman Manufacturing Co. can be reached by calling 888-520-0579 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or online at www.recallrtr.com/drainpan or https://www.goodmanmfg.com and click on “PRODUCT RECALL” for more information.
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