|Originally issued June 12, 2008
Revised May 26, 2010
Note: Firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.
Sauna By Airwall Recalls Infra-Red Sauna Rooms Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Infra-Red Sauna Rooms
Units: About 225
Distributor: Sauna By Airwall Inc., of Bellflower, Calif.
Manufacturer: Xuzhou Waterstar Electronic Co.
Hazard: The heating unit and fuse can fail, leading to overheating of the saunas. This defect can result in a serious fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sauna By Airwall has received four reports of fires resulting in property damage. There have been no reports of personal injury.
Description: The recalled infra-red sauna rooms are made of wood and include the following model numbers: IC I, IC II, IC III, IC IV, and IC V. The model number is indicated on the serial plate located on the back of the machine, in the lower right hand corner.
|IC I (1-Person) Dimensions: 35.5"x41.5"x75"(in)
|IC II (2-Person) Dimensions: 47"x47"x75"(in)
|IC III (3-Person) Dimensions: 60"x49"x75"(in)
|IC IV (4-Person) Dimensions: 69"x53"x75"(in)
|IC V (Corner) Dimensions: 59"x23.5"x49x75"(in)
Sold by: Authorized Sauna By Airwall dealers nationwide from November 2006 through April 2008 for between $600 and $4,000.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and discard or destroy the product. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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