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CPSC, Hunter Fan Co. Announces Recall of Humidifiers

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Recall Date:
March 07, 2002

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2002
Release #02-116
Hunter Recall Hotline: (800) 207-5982
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

 

WASHINGTON, DC- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 humidifiers. The motors in these humidifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Hunter Fan has received nine reports of the humidifiers' motors overheating, including one incident involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled humidifiers have the following model numbers and date codes, which can be found on a label located on the back of the motor/switch housing (see example of the label below):

MODEL
SIZE
DATE CODE
DESCRIPTION
32500 CareFree

 

5 Gallon 15200 through 36500; 00101 through 36501; or 00102 through 06002

 

Light beige, made of plastic with a dark beige base, dark beige top vent and tinted water tank
33300 CareFree Plus

 

3 Gallon 15200 through 36500; 00101 through 36501; or 00102 through 06002

 

Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank
33330 CareFree Plus

 

3.3 Gallon 15200 through 36500; 00101 through 36501; or 00102 through 06002

 

Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank
33350 CareFree Plus

 

3.5 Gallon 15200 through 36500; 00101 through 36501; or 00102 through 06002

 

Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank



Discount, hardware and lighting stores; wholesale clubs; home centers; catalogs; and various online stores sold these humidifiers nationwide from August 2000 through February 2002 for between $50 and $120.

Consumers should stop using these humidifiers and unplug them immediately. Call Hunter toll-free at (800) 207-5982 anytime to arrange for a free replacement part or refund. For more information, consumer can log on to the company's website at www.hunterfan.com 

Models 33350, 33330, 33300
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Model 32500

Picture of Recalled Humidifier

Label with model numbers and date codes

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