Recalls this week: heat pumps, off-highway vehicles

More than 20,000 heat pumps are being recalled because a defect can cause the unit to overheat. Other recalled consumer products recalled this week include off-highway vehicles and nightlights.

Here’s a more detailed look:

HEAT PUMPS

DETAILS: This recall involves 2, 3, 4, and 5-ton size heat pump units sold under the Carrier Greenspeed and Bryant Evolution Extreme brand names. The units are used for cooling and heating homes. The Carrier Greenspeed model numbers are: 25VNA024, 25VNA036, 25VNA048, and 25VNA060. The Bryant Evolution Extreme model numbers are: 280ANV024, 280ANV036, 280ANV048, and 280ANV060. The model number can be found on the unit nameplate (or rating plate) located on one side of the unit’s exterior. On the Bryant unit, there is a label on top of the unit that reads “Bryant Evolution System.”

WHY: The capacitors in the fuse boards in the heat pumps can stop working causing the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: 41 reports of the heat pumps overheating. No injuries, fires or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 23,300 in the U.S. and about 2,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Carrier at 844-864-8233 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.carrier.com or www.bryant.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

DETAILS: Model year 2017 Honda Pioneer 700 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. “HONDA” is printed on the front grill and rear tailgate. “Pioneer 700” is printed on the sides of the vehicle. The model and serial numbers are printed on a certification label located at the top rear of the left front wheel well. They were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from December 2016 through April 2017. More details on model numbers and serial number ranges can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles-Recalled-by-American-Honda-Recall-Alert

WHY: The front passenger seat belt buckle can fail due to a manufacturing defect, posing a risk of injury.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,200.

FOR MORE: Call American Honda at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.powersports.honda.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

SNOWMOBILES

DETAILS: Model year 2017 Polaris RMK, PRO-RMK, SKS, and RMK snowmobiles. “Polaris” is printed on the seat and “RMK,” ”PRO,” ”SKS,” or “ASSAULT” printed on the side body panel. The model number and VIN are displayed on the right side of the tunnel. They were sold nationwide from May 2016 through March 2017. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.Polaris dealers. More details can also be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Snowmobiles-Recalled-by-Polaris-Due-to-Crash-Hazard-Recall-Alert

WHY: A weld on the steering post can separate, resulting in loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: 13 reports of a…

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