PRODUCT SAFETY: Goodman Manufacturing Company recalls Evaporator Coil Drain Pans Fitted with Condensing Gas Furnaces due to fire danger

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PRODUCT SAFETY:

Furnace configuration for recalled evaporator coil drain pans

Recalled evaporator coil drain pans installed with condensing gas furnaces

Location of label showing serial number on cased evaporator coils

Location of label showing serial number on uncased evaporator coils

Location of Energy Guide label showing furnace brand and model number

Location of model number on outdoor condenser

Name of the Product

Pans for draining evaporator coils that are installed in residential condensing furnaces with an up-flow configuration

Hazard:

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.

Date of recall:

November 18, 2021

Units:

About 298,300 (In addition, about 44,000 in Canada)

PRODUCT SAFETY: Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves evaporator coil drain pans paired with residential condensing gas furnaces that are installed in a vertical, or “up-flow,” configuration. Furnaces in this configuration that were installed or repaired with a new evaporator coil drain pan between January 2019 and November 2021 are affected by this recall. Only evaporator drain pans with serial numbers with prefixes ranging from 1901 through 2101 are covered by this recall.

The evaporator coil, which sits atop the vertically installed furnace, will either be cased or uncased. Both cased and uncased models have the serial number of the evaporator coil. The serial number for cased evaporator coils is found on the label attached at the coil case. The serial number for uncased units is found on the label attached to the coil’s front.

It may be necessary to determine the brand and model number of your existing furnace in order to provide the correct repair kit. The “Energy Guide Label” will list the brand and model of your furnace. For all other instances, please refer to the instructions on Goodman’s model verification tool at: www.recallrtr.com/drainpan

The model number of the outdoor condenser your furnace is paired with may also be required. You can find the model number on the label attached to your outdoor condenser.

Remedy:

Contact Goodman Manufacturing Company to register for the free repair by a qualified technician. To verify the model of the outdoor condenser, furnace, or evaporator coil, consumers should visit Goodman’s recall site. Goodman’s model verification tool explains how to determine if your gas furnace is affected by this recall. Goodman can also help consumers gather information about their units, including the serial number of the drain pan, the furnace model number, and brand name as well as the model number for outdoor systems.

Incidents/Injuries:

Goodman has received 23 reports of fire involving the evaporator coil drain pans. These fires have caused significant smoke and fire damage to homes. There were no injuries.

Heating and cooling equipment independent dealers nationwide from January 2019 through November 2021 for between $200 and $1200 per unit (drain pan paired with evaporator coil). Customers may have bought a bundle product that includes the furnace, coil, installation and any ancillary parts or supplies. Or, they may have purchased the drain pan for the evaporator coil separately.

Manufacturer(s):

Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P., of Houston, Texas (Evaporator Coils)

Manufactured in:

United States

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury and death arising from the use of thousands upon thousands of consumer products. Consumer product incidents result in more than $1 trillion in annual losses to the country due to deaths, injuries, and property damages. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law prohibits anyone from selling products that are subject to a voluntary recall by a manufacturer, or a mandatory recall order by the Commission.

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