Note: The firm's recall hotline phone number has changed.


Lasko Recalls Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Recall date: March 24, 2011
Recall number: 11-183
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  • Model Number 3720

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    Model Number 3720

  • Model Number 3723

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    Model Number 3723

  • Model Number 3733

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    Model Number 3733

  • Model Number 4733

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    Model Number 4733

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Box fans

Hazard:

An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (800) 233-0268 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 4.8 million units

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.

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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

Sold at

Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Manufacturer(s)

Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Model Number 3720

  • Model Number 3723

  • Model Number 3733

  • Model Number 4733