Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans Posing Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 8, 2006
Revised April 19, 2012
Release #06-085
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0268
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Note: Firm contact number changed.

Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans Posing 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: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans

Units: About 5.6 million

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.

Description: This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:

 

 

BrandType of FanModel Numbers
Lasko Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Wind Machine
Air Companion
Air Director
Wind Tunnel
Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Model 3515
Model 2135
Models 3400 and 3410
General Electric Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Model 106620
Models 106600, 106630
Galaxy Box Fan Model 3733
Air King Cyclone Fan (20" deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15" deluxe pivot fan)
Model 9500
Model 9515

 

Detailed information and pictures of affected models can be found at www.laskoproducts.com

Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Lasko's Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 233-0268 anytime.

 

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