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:
||AUH150A960A and AUH200A960A
||FUS150D60A and FUS200D60A
|Bryant/Day & Night/Payne
||363AAN060195 and 363AAN060260
||UHZA150D34C2 and UHZA200D34C2
||UH-150(BK, DU) and UH-200(BK,DU)
||NT005150BKA1 and NT005200BKA1
||ND150A020 and OND200A020
||LBU150 and LBU200
||01HA-150C20B and 01HA200C20B
||UHZA150D34 and UHZA200D34
||026-32647-005, 026-32647-006 and
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.
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