Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing (formerly Goodman Manufacturing Company, LP) is expanding recall of evaporator coil drain pans to include those installed with non-condensing gas furnaces due to fire hazard

Product Name:

Evaporator coil drain pans

Risk:

The molded plastic drain pan located at the bottom of the evaporator coil can overheat, melt and warp, posing a fire hazard.

Reminder date:

July 28, 2022

Units:

Approximately 298,300 (Additionally approximately 44,000 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

The description:

This reminder expands the scope of a previous recall this involved some evaporator coil drain pans installed with condensing gas furnaces in an upflow coil configuration. The recall now also includes drain pans installed with certain competitive brand (not Goodman, Daikin, or Amana brand) non-condensing residential gas furnace configurations in a vertical or “upflow” coil configuration, as noted in table. below:

Type

Coil Setup

Affected oven brands

Serial numbers of affected coils

Dates of sale

Condensation oven system

Upflow

(Coil above the oven)

All

Prefixes ranging from 1901 to 2101

From January 2019 to November 2021

Condensation Free Furnace System

(some configurations)

Upflow

(Coil above the oven)

Any “Competitor” brand (excludes Goodman, Daikin or Amana brand furnaces)

Prefixes ranging from 1901 to 2101

From January 2019 to November 2021

REMARK: Furnace systems that were repaired with a new evaporator coil drain pan between January 2019 and November 2021, with the serial number range noted above, are also included in this recall. Whether a non-condensing furnace system falls within the scope of the extended recall depends on the location of the burners, which, if unknown, can be verified through the Model Verification Tool. CSD to: https://www.recallrtr.com/drainpan.

Affected units can be identified by serial numbers found on the evaporator coil or enclosure, which sits atop the vertically installed furnace. The make and model number of the furnace can be found on the furnace on the “Energy Guide” label. Consumers can view DCT’s Model Checker Tool instructions at: https://www.recallrtr.com/drainpan.

The outdoor condenser model number may also be required and can be found on a tag attached to the product.

Remedy:

Consumers should contact Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing, LP (DCT) to determine if your appliance is included in this recall and to register for free repair by a qualified technician. DCT is contacting all registered consumers whose records indicate that their gas furnace system is subject to the expanded recall.

Incidents/Injuries:

DCT has received 26 fire reports involving evaporator coil drain pans, including three fire reports since the recall was announced in November 2021. Several of these incidents resulted in extensive fire and smoke in residences. No injuries were reported.

Sold to :

Independent dealers of heating and cooling equipment nationwide from January 2019 through November 2021 priced between $200 and $1,200 per unit. pan separately as a replacement product.

Manufacturer(s):

Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing, LP (formerly Goodman Manufacturing Company, LP) of Houston, Texas (evaporator coils)

Made in :

United States

About US CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

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Luz W. German