The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published the following product recall based on the risk of an outdoor air conditioner unit failing and catching fire. While we don’t normally share product recalls, given the fact that air conditioners get used mostly when fire ratings are at their highest and the risk is of a fire in the outdoor unit, we thought it important to do so on this occasion.


Seeley International Pty Ltd — Braemar SCHF21C3S and Braemar SCHF25C3S Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

PRA No. 2018/17248

Date published: 8 Jan 2019


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Product description

3 phase 21kw and 25kW outdoor units specific to certain ducted and add-on cooling Braemar airconditioners.

Sold nationally by various distributors between 14 October 2016 until 28 March 2018.

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Batch number

Identifying features

The models SCHF21C3S and SCHF25C3S with the following batch numbers:

  • 16HxxxxAKC, (where xxxx can be numbers from 0001 – 0010 and 0017-0032)
  • 16IxxxxAKC, (where xxxx can be numbers from 0001 – 0016 and 0033-0057).

What are the defects?

The power factor correction capacitors fitted in the affected batches may fail.

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What are the hazards?

Risk of fire in the outdoor unit.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using the air conditioner immediately and contact Seeley International on 08 8328 3844 or productupgrade@seeleyinternational.com(link sends e-mail) to arrange for a service technician to replace the faulty capacitors.

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Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 14 October 2016 – 28 March 2018

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/seeley-international-pty-ltd-braemar-schf21c3s-and-braemar-schf25c3s-outdoor-air-conditioner-units

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