For many homeowners in Minnesota we rely on the assistance of fans during the warm spring or summer days or not having to turn on the AC, just in case it will be another tempermental week of Minnesota weather and the next day decides to cool off. But, before you do this season take a look at the fan you're using. Lakso, a large fan manufacturer recently released a large recall of over 4 million fans which have been in circulation since 2002 and contain an electrical fire hazard.
Lasko Recalls Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Box fans
Units: About 4.8 million units
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date "2002-03" or "2003-04" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. "Lasko" or "Galaxy" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com