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1. GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/...Heating-Units/

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Recall Date: November 3, 2015
Recall Number: 16-025

GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/...Heating-Units/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: GE Zonelineģ Air Conditioners and Heating Units

Hazard: Moisture from outdoor air can accumulate near the unitís heater when the unit is operated with the vent door continuously open. This, along with two shorted electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arcing, posing a risk of fire.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should contact GE to schedule a free repair. Do not operate the PTAC unit with the external vent open while awaiting a free repair. Property maintenance personnel should remove the unitís front panel and locate the vent door control lever at the left side of the Zoneline unit to ensure the lever is in the closed position.

Consumer Contact: GE toll free at 866-723-2697 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.geappliances.com/products/recall or www.geappliances.com and click the Recall Information tab for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GE-Recalls-GE-Air-Conditioning-and-Heating-Units/

Recall Details

Units: About 33,500

Description: This recall involves GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units with listed serial numbers. These units are most often used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Units with the following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:

Brand Model Prefix Serial Number (Begins with)


GE
AZ40E09E
AZ41E07E
AZ41E09E
AZ41E12E
AZ41E15E
AZ61H07E
AZ61H09E
AZ61H12E
AZ61H15E
AT, AV, AZ, DT, DV, DZ, FT, FV, FZ, GS, GT, GV, GZ, HT, HV, HZ, LT, LV, LZ, MT, MV, MZ, RT, RV, RZ, ST, SV, SZ, TT, TV, TZ, VS, VT, VV, VZ, ZS, ZT, ZV, ZZ




The model and serial numbers are printed on the rating plate that can be seen after removing the front panel.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received three reports involving smoke and/or fire associated with
the unitís heater resulting in about $30,000 of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold by: GE authorized representatives and HVAC distributors nationwide from January 2010 through December 2013 for between $1,000 and $1,200.

Importer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, KY

Manufactured in: China

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