Nearly a quarter of a million Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Re T Gas furnaces for manufactured homes have been recalled because they can overheat, cracking the heat exchanger and creating openings that allow flames to reach nearby drywall or other flammable materials.
Unitary Products Group, a division of York International Corp., of York, Pa., has received reports of 393 incidents, including some involving extensive property damage that could be related to these hazards.
This is the second recall of the furnaces, which were originally recalled in November 2004.
The furnaces are silver with white access panels. “Coleman,” “Coleman Evcon,” and “Red T” brand names are located on the middle of the front access panel. The model number is written on a faceplate, found by removing both front access panels. The faceplate is found mounted on the left inside surface behind the lower panel. Models included in the recall are:
The furnaces came already installed on manufactured homes sold between 1995 and 2000 and were also used as replacement furnaces.
If you have one of the recalled furnaces in your home, stop using it until it’s inspected and repaired. Call UPG toll-free at (888) 665-4640 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website to schedule inspection and repair.