In 2004, Unitary Products Group announced a recall of over 200,000 furnaces installed in homes throughout the country and in Canada. Last Friday, the group reannounced the recall citing over 300 incident reports since their original recall.Unitary Products Group (UPG) originally recalled the Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Red T brand furnaces because they could overheat and crack the heat-exchange. If that happened, flames could be openly exposed and cause fires.
Eight years later, UPG, a division of York International, reannounced the recall due to the 366 incident reports that came after the 2004 recall, some detailing extensive property damage.
A press representative for York was not able to return messages regarding the recall or provide a statement from the recalling firm by the time of publication.
This isn’t the first furnace recall for York International. In 2001, the company recalled about 7,000 furnaces for faulty heat-exchanger tubes.
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