Trane, American Standard, Ameristar Furnaces Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
Ground wire in junction box may become loose, fail, and short circuit
Trane has issued a recall of roughly 17,700 Trane, American Standard, Ameristar, and unbranded furnaces due to the risk of shock.
The ground wire in the junction box can loosen, and if an electrical component then fails and short circuits, the unit will then pose a shock hazard.
Affected furnaces include serial numbers starting with 16304 through 16324. Both the model number and the serial number are printed on a white label located on either the left or right side of the unit. For the affected model numbers, see the official Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
The furnaces were sold at Trane, American Standard, and Ameristar independent dealers across the country from July 2016 until August 2016 for between $400 and $4,000.
There have been no incidents or injuries reported related to this recall. Nevertheless, consumers are urged to contact Trane to receive a free replacement junction box and free installation. The company is contact customers directly. Until the junction box is replaced, customers should avoid contacting the furnaces.
For more information, consumers can reach Trane at (800) 945-5884.