Trane Recalls Air Conditioning Units
Washington, DC, June 24, 2014 — Trane is recalling a select group of air conditioning systems due to an electrical shock hazard.
Ground screws used in the recalled Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI air conditioning systems do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: June 24, 2014
Recall number: 14-737
Name of product: Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI Air Conditioning Systems
Hazard: The ground screws used in some units do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the cooling unit via the main breaker switch and check the model information. Consumers with recalled air conditioning systems should contact Trane or their installer or service dealer for instructions on scheduling a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: Trane toll-free at (888) 731-7561 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT Sunday, or online at www.trane.com/residential and click on “XB300 Product Recall” for more information. Consumers can also log onto www.americanstandardair.com/residential and click on “XB300 Product Recall” for more information.
Units: About 100,600
Description: This recall involves 37 models of Trane XB300 and American Standard brand Silver SI split system outdoor cooling units. The units are gray and have a black grated front. The units were sold in two sizes: 25.5 inches deep by 23.5 inches wide by 28.83 inches tall and 28.83 inches deep by 28.48 inches wide by 29.28 inches tall. The Trane or American Standard logo is affixed to the front and model numbers are printed on the silver nameplate on the back of the unit. Models included in the recall are:
*15th digit present on actual units is not represented on this list.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold through: Trane and American Standard independent distributors and dealers nationwide from February 2010 to March 2014 for between $890 and $1,000.
Manufacturer: Trane U.S. Inc., of Tyler, Texas
Manufactured in: Mexico
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