The drain pan component of a furnace can overheat and melt, posing a fire risk, according to a recall announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 28.
The recall affects more than 298,000 furnaces made by Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturer, formerly known as Goodman Manufacturing Company. The Texas-based company is expanding on a recall announced late last year, under its previous name.
The recall includes coil drain pans on furnaces sold from January 2019 through November 2021 with coil serial numbers ranging from 1901 to 2101. An exception is made for Daikin, Goodman, or Amana branded non-condensing furnace systems.
The evaporator coil drain pan may have been purchased separately, as a replacement, or as part of a package including a furnace and coil, at a cost of between $200 and $1,200.
The recall comes after 26 reports of fire related to evaporator coil drain pans, with three of those coming since the announce of the initial recall.
No injuries have been reported yet related to the fires.
The remedy for the recalled drain pans calls for customers to contact Daikin to confirm their furnace is affected by the recall and to schedule a repair free of cost. Daikin is also attempting to contact customers its records indicate are included in the recall.
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