Carrier expands recall of air conditioners, heat pumps

Feb. 24, 2017—Carrier expanded its recall of packaged-terminal air conditioners and packaged-terminal heat pumps that were sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names, because the power cord can overheat, which poses a fire hazard.

Fire and impact hazards in certain Imusa espresso makers

Dec. 1, 2016—Imusa recalled certain models of its espresso makers, because the filler cap that’s on the top of the unit might crack and allow steam to escape, which poses a burn hazard. Also, the cap might pop off unexpectedly when pressure builds, which poses an impact hazard.

American Standard, Ameristar, Trane furnaces pose shock hazard

Nov. 9, 2016—Trane recalled its American Standard, Ameristar, Trane and unbranded furnaces, because the ground wire that’s in the affected furnaces’ junction box might loosen, which could result in a short-circuit, which poses a shock hazard.

Samsung recalls 2.8 million top-load washers

Nov. 4, 2016—Samsung recalled 34 models of its top-loading washing machine, because the washer top might detach unexpectedly from the chassis during use, which poses an impact hazard.

Water Heating Technologies cites fire, explosion hazards in gas water heaters

May 24, 2016—Water Heating Technologies recalled its American Standard gas water heaters. A space that’s on the affected gas water heaters that’s between the burner flange and the combustion chamber might allow flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors that are inside the combustion chamber. This poses fire or explosion hazards.