Product Recall: CPSC, GE Recalls Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters

06/17/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Louisville, KY — Fire hazards have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and GE Appliances and Lighting to voluntarily recall about 90,6000 GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters. The CPSC announced the product recall on June 14, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that an electrical component in the heating system can fail, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves GE Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps manufactured between January 2010 and March 2011, and are most often used in apartment buildings and commercial space. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Serial and model are printed on the rating plate. Consumers will need to remove the front panel to locate the model and serial information,” reported the CPSC.

The following models and serials are included in this recall:

• Brand: GE

• Model Number (Begins with): AZ41, AZ61

• Serial Number (Begins with): AT, DT, FT, GT, HT, LT, MT, RT, ST, TT, VT and ZT; AV, DV and FV.

Consumers are advised to contact General Electric to schedule a free repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact General Electric toll-free at (866) 918-8771 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall.

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