Electrical Shock Hazard Prompts Goodman to Recall Gas-Fired Furnaces

The blower motor is not grounded, posing a shock hazard to anyone servicing the furnace

Electrical Shock Hazard Prompts Goodman to Recall Gas-Fired Furnaces
Image: Consumer Product Safety Commission
May 3, 2017

An electrical shock hazard has led Goodman to recall around 4,100 gas-fired furnaces.

The blower motor is not grounded, posing a shock hazard to anyone servicing the furnace.

The affected furnaces include 80 percent efficiency gas-fired units sold under the Goodman, Amana, and Daikin brands and are used in home heating and cooling systems. They have model numbers that start with AMEH80, DM80HE, and GME8 as well as serial numbers starting with 1609, 1610, 1611, and 1612. The serial number can be found on the label on the inside of the furnace door, and the brand name appears on the outside of the unit.

The units were sold at Goodman, Amana, and Daikin heating and cooling equipment dealers across the U.S. from September 2016 until January 2017 for between $850 and $1,150.

Although there have been no injuries or incidents reported in connection with this recall, Goodman is urging consumers to contact the company immediately to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can reach Goodman at (888) 770-7126.