American Standard Companies Recall of Gas-Electric Heating/Cooling Units February 11, 2005

American Standard Companies Announce Recall of Gas-Electric Heating/Cooling Units

Name of product: Trane and American Standard Gas-Electric heating/cooling units

Units: 18,200

Manufacturer: Trane and American Standard, divisions of American Standard Inc., of Tyler, Texas

Hazard: A gas leak can occur if there is a crack in the gas valve body near the inlet pipe connection. A build-up of gas in the burner compartment of the unit could occur, which could be ignited by an internal spark.

Description: The recalled units include 2 through 5-ton Trane and American Standard heating and air conditioning packaged units. Affected units are combination gas heat and air conditioning systems installed outdoors only. Gas furnaces installed indoors are not included in this recall. The units have identification plates displaying the model number; serial number; and the year, month and day of manufacture. The plate is located on one end of the unit. The first four digits of all serial numbers indicate the year, fiscal week and day of manufacture. The recall includes:
Sold at: Independent dealers and installers sold these units between October 2003 and December 2004.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers with recalled units are being contacted by the independent dealers that installed them. Consumers who think they have recalled units and have not yet been contacted, should call their installer for more information. Using their model and serial numbers, consumers also can visit the firmsí Web sites to confirm if their unit is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units should contact their installer to arrange for a free inspection.

Consumer Contact: Contact Trane/American Standard toll-free at (888) 556-0125 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit or

Firm's Media Contact: Lisa Glover at (732) 980-6048.