Carrier and Bryant heat pumps recalled due to fire hazard
Carrier has recalled six models of ductless outdoor heat pumps, three each under the Carrier and Bryant brands, due to a failing fan motor that can cause the units to overheat and pose a fire hazard. Carrier has received six reports of the heat pumps catching fire, one occurred in the United States and five in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
The units, used for cooling and heating homes and light commercial facilities, were sold by Carrier and Bryant distributors, independent dealers and contractors nationwide from March 2015 through April 2019 for between about $600 and about $4,000.
Heat pump products in the recall are:
1.5-ton multi-zone: 38MGQC18—301–
4-ton multi-zone: 38MGQF48—301–
4-ton single-zone: 38MBQB48–301–
1.5-ton multi-zone: 538TEQ018RCMAAAA
4-ton multi-zone: 538TEQ048RFMAAAA
4-ton single-zone: 538REQ048RBMAAAA
If your heat pump is involved, contact your installing servicer, dealer or contractor to arrange for a free repair; or contact Carrier at 844-468-4301 for assistance in locating a Carrier or Bryant dealer in your area for more information.
Yamaha recalls portable generators
Yamaha has recalled a portable generator because its fuel tank can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards. The recalled models are the 2018 and 2019 Yamaha EF2000iS generators, with serial numbers in the range of 4543288 through 4553706. The blue generators, sold exclusively at Yamaha Motorsports dealers nationwide from June 2018 through October 2019 for about $900, have Yamaha and the model name printed on the control panel. The serial number can be found on a label below the exhaust outlet on the left side.