Evaporator Coil Drain Pans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

On November 18, 2021, Houston-based Goodman Manufacturing Co. (“Goodman), citing fire safety concerns, issued a recall of its evaporator coil drain pans that the company sold to be installed with residential condensing gas furnaces. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (“CPSC”) recall notice states that the molded plastic drain pan carries overheating, melting, and deformation risks that pose a fire hazard.

According to the CPSC, this fire hazard is present when the drain pan, located at the bottom of the evaporator coil, is paired with a residential condensing gas furnace that is installed in the vertical or “up-flow” configuration. The affected drain pains were installed between January 2019 and November 2021 and are identifiable by serial numbers with prefixes ranging from 1901 through 2101.

Goodman is asking consumers to contact it to register for free repairs. The company also asks that consumers use its website’s model verification tool to determine whether they have a recalled drain pan. Overall, 298,300 units were sold across the country with an additional 44,000 sold in Canada. The company states that these drain pans were sold separately, paired with an evaporator coil, or as part of bundled packages that included furnaces and other parts and supplies. So far, Goodman has received 23 reports of house fires involving these evaporator coil drain pans.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a defective product, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1‑888-261-9018.