March 28, 2001White Consolidated Industries
Inc. Recalls Air Conditioners
OH (SafetyAlerts) - White
Consolidated Industries Inc. is recalling about 17,000 air conditioners according to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). These air conditioners can short circuit posing
a risk of fire. Additionally, CPSC has stated the units pose shock and burn hazards
if the unit should short circuit.
White Consolidated Industries Inc. has received one report of a fire because of a short
circuit resulting in $14,000 in damage. No injuries have been reported.
These are 240 volt air conditioners installed through the wall. They were sold under the
following brands and model numbers: Frigidaire FAH096J2T1; White-Westinghouse WAH09EH2T1
and WAH096H2T1; Kenmore 253.79093990 and 253.70093000. The brand name is written on the
front of the air conditioner under the control dial. The model number is written on a
label inside the air conditioner, which can be viewed by lifting the filter in the front
of the unit and reading the number through the slats.
Department, appliance, home and hardware stores, and independent contractors sold these
air conditioners nationwide from November 1998 through November 2000 for about $300.
Consumers should stop using these units, and contact the company toll- free at (866)
897-5612 anytime to arrange for a free repair.
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