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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 1996

Release # 97-012
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC and The Ducane Company Announce Recall of Upflow Horizontal Oil Furnaces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Ducane Company of Columbia, S.C., is announcing a voluntary recall program to repair approximately 2,100 oil furnaces. Heat exchangers in the furnace can crack.

The Ducane Company initiated the recall after it found a crack in one of its furnaces. No injuries have been reported.

This retrofit involves 150,000- and 200,000-Btu oil furnaces manufactured by Ducane and distributed under the following brand names and model numbers:

Brand Model Numbers
American Standard AUH150A960A and AUH200A960A
Bard FUS150D60A and FUS200D60A
Bryant/Day & Night/Payne 363AAN060195 and 363AAN060260
Carrier 58BTA195xxx58BTA10120 and
58BTA260xxx58BTA10120
Ducane UHZA150D34C2 and UHZA200D34C2
Goodman/Janitrol/GMC UH-150(BK, DU) and UH-200(BK,DU)
Heil/Tempstar NT005150BKA1 and NT005200BKA1
Inter-City Products ND150A020 and OND200A020
(Arcoaire, Comfortmaker)
Lincoln Barriere LBU150 and LBU200
Nordyne (Miller/Intertherm) 01HA-150C20B and 01HA200C20B
Quiet Automatic UHZA150D34 and UHZA200D34
York 026-32647-005, 026-32647-006 and 026-32647-015

The model numbers are located on an identification/data plate inside the furnace's front door.

Heating and cooling contractors sold the heaters nationwide from April 1994 to August 1996 for about $1,700. Consumers who own recalled furnaces should call their dealers to arrange installation of a free recall upgrade kit. For more information, consumers can call the Ducane Company at (800) 600-4811.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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