The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers shouldThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans
Units: About 5.6 million
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.
Description: This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:
Lasko Box Fan
Wind Tunnel Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Models 3400 and 3410
General Electric Box Fan
Cyclone Fan Model 106620
Models 106600, 106630
Galaxy Box Fan Model 3733
Air King Cyclone Fan (20" deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15" deluxe pivot fan) Model 9500
Detailed information and pictures of affected models can be found at www.laskoproducts.com
Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Lasko’s Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 984-3311 anytime.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC’s web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.