May 12, 2017—Carrier recalled Carrier Greenspeed and Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pumps, because the capacitors that are in the fuse boards might stop working and cause the unit to overheat, which poses a fire hazard.
The recall involves 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-ton heat pumps that are used to cool and heat homes. The affected Carrier Greenspeed model numbers are 25VNA024, 25VNA036, 25VNA048 and 25VNA060. The affected Bryant Evolution Extreme model numbers are 280ANV024, 280ANV036, 280ANV048 and 280ANV060. The model number can be found on the unit’s nameplate (or rating plate) that’s on one side of the unit’s exterior. On the Bryant unit, a label that’s on top of the unit reads “Bryant Evolution System.”
The recalled heat pumps were sold from June 2011 through August 2016 at Sears stores and HVAC dealers nationwide.
Carrier received 41reports of the heat pumps overheating. No injuries, fires or property damage were reported as of press time.
Consumers should call Carrier or Bryant for instructions to receive a free replacement fuse board that will be installed by an authorized Carrier or Bryant technician.