Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2007
Release #08-064
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 288-1145
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for 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 products. 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: Warm Mist Carefree Humidifier

Units: About 84,000

Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn.

Hazard: Water used in the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving a water leak, including one report of a fire resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Warm Mist CareFree humidifiers sold in white and black with blue or green tinted water tanks. "Hunter" and "NiteGlo" are printed on the humidifier. Model numbers are listed on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier. Model numbers and tank sizes are listed in the chart below.

Model NumbersNameSizeDescription
36200 Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank
35201, 36201 Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank
35202, 36204 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank
35203, 36203, 37203 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2 Gallon White plastic with a green tinted water tank
35207, 36207 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank
35253, 36253 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.5 Gallon Black plastic with a blue tinted water tank
Picture of Recalled Humidifier
36200
Picture of Recalled Humidifier
35201
36201
Picture of Recalled Humidifier
35202
36204
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35203
36203
37203
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35207
36207

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35253
36253

 

Sold at: Lowe's, Wal-Mart, discount and hardware stores nationwide, as well as through mail order catalogs and Web retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $65.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled humidifiers. Consumers should contact Hunter Fan to receive a free replacement humidifier or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (877) 288-1145 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hunterfan.com