Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) voluntarily recalled its ADP FOA series unit heaters due to fire hazard. This recall was announced by ADP and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 14, 2011.
Some ADP unit heaters in this series do not have a flame roll out switch. This back up switch shuts the heater down if there is a heater failure. This could pose a fire hazard. Recalled units were sold nationwide between Sep 2003 and Apr 2011 by ADP dealers and distributors.
If you have one of these ADP unit heaters, you should immediately stop using it. You should contact ADP and schedule an inspection. If your ADP unit heater does not have the flame roll out switch, you should get it installed.
To see more details of this recall, visit CPSC.gov.
There have been numerous deaths due to fires caused by unit heaters. In fact, unit heaters are one of the top causes of deaths due to home equipment fires. So, if you have the recalled ADP unit heater installed in your home, you should call ADP right away at (866) 303-8634 and get your ADP unit heater inspected.
Fortunately, so far there have been no reported incidents or injuries due to the defect in ADP unit heaters. However, if you have had an accident due to this defect or any other product defect please report to CPSC by visiting www.saferproducts.gov.
ADP is one of the leading manufacturers of indoor HVAC equipment. ADP’s product range includes evaporator coils, air handlers and unit heaters. ADP unit heaters’ series include FOA, FSA, SEP and HED. To know more visit www.adpnow.com.