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Daikin Comfort Technologies Recalls Amana Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Due to Burn and Fire Hazards (Recall Alert) | News Fission

Name of Product:

Amana Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps (PTACs) equipped with “DigiAir” modules

Hazard:

The DigiAir module compressor can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Recall Date:

August 03, 2023

Units:

About 62,100 (In addition, about 302 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Amana-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTACs) assembled with “DigiAir” modules. DigiAir modules are factory-installed make-up air systems with configurable dehumidification. The recalled units are beige and have a model number that begins with PMH or PMC. Amana is printed on the unit’s control cover and the model number is on the label located below the control board.

Remedy:

Consumers should contact Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing, L.P. (DCT) for instructions on disabling the DigiAir compressor in the recalled PTACs and to arrange for the free repair of the unit by a qualified technician. DCT is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

DCT has received 52 reports of incidents with the “DigiAir” compressor, including 10 that resulted in fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Through direct sales and heating and cooling dealers nationwide from May 2015 through January 2023 for between $1,200 and $1,400.

Manufacturer(s):

Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing L.P. (DCT), of Houston, Texas

Manufactured In:

United States

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