Aircon unit recalled over fears it could catch on fire

A national recall has been issued for an outdoor air conditioning unit over fears it may catch fire.

Consumers who have purchased a Seeley International Pty Ltd Braemar SCHF21C3S or Braemar SCHF25C3S Outdoor Air Conditioner are being advised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to stop using their units immediately.

Affected models are said to have been purchased between October 14, 2016 and March 28, 2018.

The outdoor AC unit recalled over fire fears. Source: ACCC

The ACCC explains on their website that the power factor correction capacitors fitted in the affected batches may fail, causing a potential fire hazard.

Anyone who has one of the units should contact Seeley who will arrange for a technician to fix the issue.

With high temperatures predicted over the coming days, the Victorian Country Fire Authority says people “may put their lives and the lives of the ones they love at risk” if they use the models.

Seeley International can be contacted on 08 8328 3844 or productupgrade@seeleyinternational.com.