Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard

The motor in the air exchangers with and without heat recovery can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Recall date: November 13, 2014
Recall number: 15-025
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  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model 45400

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    Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model 45400

  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO100

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    Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO100

  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO200

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    Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO200

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Air exchangers

Hazard:

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

Consumer Contact:

Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645 anytime or online at www.venmar.ca and click on the Safety Upgrade Program link for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 108,000 in the United States (an additional 77,500 previously recalled in March 2007, December 2007  and June 2011) and about 207,000  in Canada.

Description

This recall involves air exchangers with and without heat recovery 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 with heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through May 2008 and have brand and model information written on a silver or black label on the outside panel. Air exchangers without heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through July 2009 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or imprinted on the side of the unit. The following brand names and model numbers are included in the recall:

 

Brand

Model Number

The "X" can be either a letter or a number.

 

Bryant

Carrier

Day & Night

Payne

ERVBBLHAXXXX

ERVBBLHUXXXX

ERVCCLHAXXXX

ERVCCLHUXXXX
HRVBBLHAXXXX

HRVBBLHUXXXX

HRVBBLVUXXXX

HRVBBSVUXXXX

HRVCCLHAXXXX

HRVCCLHUXXXX,

HRVCCLVUXXXX

HRVCCSVUXXXX

VA3AAXXXX

VB5AAXXXX

VC5AAXXXX

VL3AAA0XX

Conformax

Flair

Guardian by Broan

NuTone

Venmar

Venmar AVS

Venmar Klima

0XX

100X

160XXXX 

1.X

1XX

2.X

3XX

40X

4XXXX

30

30XX

30XXX

55

55XX

85115

AE 60

AEXX

C32042

CH 30110

EA-109

EA-20XXX

EARC

ER-40XXX

ERVX00HC

HRVX00H

IVL XXX

NUTR 130

PRO XXX

RC-120

VA-80

VA-30000

VE-25

Frigidaire

Maytag

Partners Choice

Tappan

Westinghouse

91871X

Heil

HRV XX5 XRC

Husch

vänEE

10

100X

1XX

160XXXX

20

20XX,

30XX

43XXX

45XXX

48405

90

Protech

Rheem

Rudd

Weatherking

84-XRVX00

 

Sears

Optimum

York

5263554X000

Incidents/Injuries

Venmar Ventilation has received four new reports in relation to this recall expansion.  In the previous recalls, Venmar Ventilation reported 26 incidents, for a total of 30.  Out of these 30 incidents, five took place in the U.S. and 25 took place in Canada.  All incidents resulted in fires and more than $1.1 million in property damages.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

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

Air exchangers with heat recovery were sold at heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 2002 through May 2008 for between $700 and $2,500.  Air exchangers without heat recovery were sold at heating, plumbing, and building supply distributors nationwide from January 2002 through July 2009 for between $350 and $850.

Manufacturer

Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada

Manufactured in

Canada

  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model 45400

  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO100

  • Recalled Venmar air exchanger, model PRO200