Alinta Energy Geothermal Pty Ltd — GeoAir Geothermal HVAC Ducted Air Conditioner System
What are the defects?
The amount of refrigerant used in some geothermal HVAC systems exceeds the limit required by the 'Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5149.1: 2016 (refrigerating systems and heat pumps - safety and environmental requirements)'.
In the event of a failure of the internal fan coil unit and if one or more indoor diffuser (duct) outlets are closed, a higher than recommended concentration of refrigerant may be present in the home.
What are the hazards?
A high concentration of refrigerant poses a risk of asphyxiation to occupants of the home.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should not use the air conditioner unless the diffusers are open and kept open in all rooms. The diffusers can be opened by rotating the centre cone counterclockwise until a 2cm gap is visible.
A technician will contact consumers to arrange to visit the consumer's home to modify the diffusers to ensure that they remain open at all times. The repair will be completed free of charge.
Alinta Energy Geothermal Pty Ltd
- 13 June 2014 - 1 April 2020
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.