|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 445-1314
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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
Model Number 3720
Model Number 3723
Model Number 3733
Model Number 4733
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
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