are some of the items that we see regularly and has come to the attention of government
agencies as defective and or dangerous.
90+ Efficiency Furnace Class Action Lawsuit
came across this information on a class action lawsuit
involving several of the most common gas furnaces around
If you own or owned a
Carrier, Bryant, Payne, or Day & Night high efficiency gas
furnace made after January 1, 1989, you could get benefits from a class
is the official Court website for the Grays Harbor Adventist
Christian School v. Carrier Corporation class action
settlement. The Court will hold a hearing on April 22,
2008 to decide whether to approve the settlement.
Those included in the class action, together called a
"Class," have legal rights and options, such as
submitting a claim form to ask for a payment, excluding
themselves from the settlement, objecting to it, or asking to
speak at the hearing. The deadline for exclusions and
objections is March 21, 2008. You may fill out and
submit a Claim Form online or mail it postmarked no later than August
1, 2008 to the address on the form. Click here
to see a list of models that are included in the settlement.
the links below to obtain a Claim Form or read the Court-ordered
Notices, and other materials including a list of the furnace
models that are included in the settlement, the Settlement
Agreement, and the Preliminary Approval Order. Certain documents
are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If your computer is not already
configured with the free Acrobat software to view and print
these documents, you may get Acrobat by clicking the logo below.
58SX* 58DXC 58MXB 58MVP
58SXA 58MSA 58UVB 58MVB
58SXC 58MCA 58SXB* 58MTA
58DX* 58MXA 58VUA 58MTB
58DXA 58MCB 58VCA 58MVC
|Bryant/Payne/Day & Night
398AAW* 398AAV 398BAZ 490AAV
398AAZ 350MAV 320AAZ PG9MAA
399AAW* 340AAV 321AAZ PG9MAB
399AAZ 350AAV 355MAV 355CAV
399AAV 351DAS 355AAV 340MAV
345MAV 355BAV 352MAV 398BAW*
*Note: On model numbers 58SX, 58DX, 58SXB, 398AAW, 399AAW, and 398BAW only those
with serial numbers 89 or higher in the third and fourth position (i.e. xx89xxxxxx) are included in
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Electric Fan Forced Heaters Recall List
LP is one of the most common problematic siding products
we see. A home that has had proper painting and caulking
can perform well for years, but this maintenance is often
overlooked. Since it is made of pressed and glued wood
chips, there are lots of end grains that will readily absorb
water if it is not properly sealed.
When water runs
down the face of the siding, it tends to hang on the bottom edge
wicking up and causing the bottom edges to swell and
delaminate. Over time the siding can completely fail, as
in these examples.
The most important
thing you can do if you have this is diligent maintenance (paint, caulk, trim
landscaping materials). If you have LP on your home or considering buying a
home with it you should follow these important steps as
described by the manufacturer.
Preventive Maintenance Tips:
• Check for small construction dents and gouges. Fill these
indentations with an exterior, non-hardening sealer and prime
• Make sure sprinklers do not spray water directly onto the
siding or trim.
• Keep roof surfaces and gutters in working order so water is
diverted away from the siding.
• Keep shrubs, trees and plants a minimum of one foot from the
• Keep the painted surface free of mold, mildew and algae.
• Make sure your siding and trim are six to eight inches from
the ground. Don’t allow garden mulch to build up and
compromise your clearance.
• Maintain a one-inch per foot slope away from the foundation,
so water will drain away from the house.
• Replace missing or damaged caulking around the joints and
seams where different surfaces meet.
• Repaint your siding before the existing paint fails. Your
local weather conditions will affect the longevity of your paint’s
Inspection is an essential part of maintenance. Perform the
following checks once or twice a year.
• Inspect your paint for cracking, peeling, fading or
chalking. Pay special attention to the bottom rows and under the
• Check all joints and seams for cracking or missing sealant.
• Look for signs of mildew.
• Inspect your flashing and gutters for damage or blockage.