About 185,000 packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps, manufactured in Mexico by Carrier Corp., were recalled because an electric heater in the unit could break, posing a fire hazard. Carrier has received five reports of electric heater failures, resulting in fires contained to the unit. The products were sold at heating, ventilation and air-conditioning dealers and by factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2006. For details, call (800) 761-8492, or go to www.carrierptacrecall.com or the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov.
* About 84,000 Carefree warm mist humidifiers, manufactured in China by Hunter Fan Co., were recalled because water could leak into the electrical compartment, posing a risk of fire. The company has received four reports of water leaks, including one that resulted in a fire. The humidifiers were sold online, through catalogs and at Lowe's, Wal-Mart and other discount and hardware stores between September 2005 and February 2007. For more information, call (877) 288-1145 or go to www.hunterfan.com or www.cpsc.gov.