In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Cleveland, OH, U.S. has recalled 5,800 room air-conditioning and heating units.
Consumers were advised to stop using the products because the units' heating coils may have been damaged during assembly, causing an electrical short and overheating, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Electrolux has received two reports of incidents, though there have been no injuries.
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 The beige AC/heating units are about 14-in high, 24-in wide, and 20-in deep.
The units were manufactured in the U.S. and sold by independent dealer, builders, and remodelers between June 2003 and September 2003 for about U.S. $500.
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