Venmar Ventilation Recalls Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard

The motor in the air exchangers can overheat.

Recall date: June 07, 2011
Recall number: 11-240
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Air Exchangers


The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact the Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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Recall Details


About 1,400 in the United States


This recall involves air exchangers sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. The metal air exchangers are painted blue or grey. Air exchangers included in the recall were manufactured from 1996 through 2001 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or on the side of the unit. The following brand names and model numbers are included in the recall:

Venmar EA 20XXX, 41005, Air Exchanger
Venmar AVS 4100X
vanEE 1601510
Flair 41XXX
Hush 1601510
Guardian by Broan AE60

The firm has received nine reports of overheating incidents resulting in fires and property damage outside of the United States. No incidents have been reported in the United States.


Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using their air exchangers. Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation to request a free inspection and repair by a Venmar field technician.

Sold at

Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1996 through December 2001 for between $350 and $850.


Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada

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