Trane Accessory Heaters Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission announced a recall on about 37,000 Trane and American Standard brand accessory electric heaters. There have been four reported wall thermostat fires resulting from overheating of the wiring in the heaters. Two of the fires caused several thousand dollars in property damage, but no injuries have been reported. The 240-volt accessory heaters are used to provide supplemental heat in the heat pump or electric heating system. The models were manufactured between April 14, 2003 and Feb. 6, 2004 and are often located inside the air handler cabinet usually found in the basement, attic, equipment closet or crawlspace of a consumer's home. Visit www.americanstandard.com or www.trane.com/residential for more information.