The recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces sold nationwide between 1995 and 2000 as original equipment in manufactured homes and as replacement furnaces in manufactured homes (originally recalled November 2004).
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Unitary Products Group,
a division of York International, announced a voluntary recall of Coleman,
Coleman Evcon and Red T gas furnaces used in manufactured homes. About 223,600 were
sold in the United States
and 2,400 were sold in Canada
(previously recalled in November 2004).
furnace can overheat and cause the heat-exchanger to crack and create openings
that allow flames to be exposed. When this happens, drywall and other nearby
combustibles are exposed to the flames, posing a fire and smoke hazard to
firm has received reports of 393 incidents, including some involving extensive
property damage that could be related to these hazards; 366 of those reports
were received after the November 2004 recall announcement. No injuries have
recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces sold nationwide
between 1995 and 2000 as original equipment in manufactured homes and as
replacement furnaces in manufactured homes. The furnaces are silver with white
access panels. “Coleman,” “Coleman Evcon” and “Red T” brand names are located
on the middle of the front access panel. The model number is written on a
faceplate, found by removing both front access panels. The faceplate is found
mounted on the left inside surface behind the lower panel.
included in the recall are: DGAM075BDD, DGAM075BDE, DGAM075BDF, DGAT070BDD, DGAT070BDE,
DGAT070BDF, DGAT075BDD, DGAT075BDE, DGAT075BDF, DLAS075BDD, DLAS075BDE, DLAS075BDF.
should immediately stop using the furnace until it has been inspected and
repaired. Consumers should contact UPG to schedule a free inspection and repair
of any furnace involved in the recall.
more information, including information about installation issues that may lead
to the hazard, contact UPG toll-free at 888/665-4640 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday or visit its website atwww.dgatprogram.com. UPG Technical
Services is also conducting a comprehensive notification and communications
program and working with its distributors to locate owners.
see pictures of the recalled product, visitwww.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12102.htmlorhttp://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1416.