FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 3, 1977

 

Release # 77-054


WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the Air Comfort Division of the McGraw-Edison Company, Albion, Michigan, today announced the voluntary recall of one model of a console air humidifier, and one model of a combination air cleaner/humidifier. The recall involves inspecting the fan speed control.

The 6,002 units of the suspect models were produced between July 1974 and July 1975. Some of these units contain a speed control which could short circuit and, under certain circumstances, could smoke or burn.

The console humidifier is identified by type number 9Al5GA, serial numbers L9000001 through L9002502, and L9003501 through L9005500. The combination air cleaner/humidifier is type number 9A16RA, serial numbers L9025501 through L9025823 and L9026100 through L9027000. The identifying type and serial numbers are displayed on a rating plate located on the lower right hand corner of the rear panel of the units.

McGraw-Edison has instituted a certified mail notification program aimed at reaching all dealers, distributors and known consumers of these products. This press release is issued in the interest of consumer safety to notify persons who could not be reached otherwise through customer records.

The Company asks that owners of suspect models not use the products until the fan speed control is checked by factory authorized personnel. Consumers are advised to disconnect their humidifiers by unplugging the electric supply line cord from the wall socket. Free inspection and repair will be made by authorized representatives. Consumers are asked to notify the dealer where the suspect humidifiers were purchased in order to initiate the inspection and repair process, if repairs prove necessary.