|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 441-4645
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: Heat Recovery Ventilators
Units: About 75,000
Manufacturer: Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Venmar Ventilation has received four reports of ventilator motors overheating resulting in fires causing extensive property damage. One incident in Michigan reportedly resulted in about $1 million in damages.
Description: Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a home in order to provide fresh air. The recall covers units made from 1991 through 2001, and have the following brand names and model numbers:
||AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 40XXX
||1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX
||30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115
||10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90
||300, 350, 400
|VXXXXXXXXX, ERVXXXXXXX or
Day & Night
|Guardian by Broan
The model numbers are written on a silver or black label on the outside of panel. The "X" digit used in the model numbers can be either a letter or a number.
Sold by: Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1991 through December 2001 for between $700 and $2,500.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug their ventilators, and contact Venmar to receive instructions on how to participate in the recall. Venmar will provide a free safety device that will shut off the ventilator if the motor overheats.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmar.ca
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