Recall: Electrolux Home Products Recall of Air Conditioning/Heating Units

June 3, 2004
Release # 04-151
AC/Heating Unit Recall Hotline: (866) 335-1754
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Electrolux Home Products Announce Recall of Air Conditioning/Heating Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Room Air Conditioning and Heating Units

Units: 5,800

Manufacturer/Importer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The heating coil in the units can be damaged during assembly, causing an electrical short and overheating, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received two reports of incidents, though there have been no injuries.

Description: The recalled air conditioning/heating units are installed "thru-the-wall" and include the Frigidaire FAH12EM21 model and Carrier models 52FED31201AA.. The model numbers can be found on a serial plate on the side of the unit. The beige AC/heating units are about 14" high, 24" wide, and 20" in depth.

Sold by: Independent dealer, builders, and remodelers between June 2003 and September 2003 for about $500.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the units immediately and contact Electrolux for a free inspection and repair, if needed.

Consumer Contact: Call Frigidaire toll-free at (866) 335-1754 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Air Conditioning/Heating Unit