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CPSC, Thane International Announce Recall of Perfect Air Ultra™ Air Purifiers

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Recall Date:
November 09, 2005

Recall Details

November 9, 2005
Release #06-025
Thane Recall Hotline: (800) 849-5069


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: Perfect Air Ultra™ Air Purifiers

Units: About 35,000

Manufacturer: Well Brain International Ltd., of Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong, China

Retailer: Thane International Inc., of La Quinta, Calif.

Hazard: An overheating capacitor in these air purifiers can cause arcing in a connecting wire which poses the risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Thane has received six reports of incidents involving these air purifiers catching on fire or melting. Thane has also received six units which were returned by customers and show some evidence of melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Perfect Air Ultra™ is an air filtration device to counter indoor air pollution. It measures approximately 12 inches high, 15 inches wide and 6 inches deep, and weighs about 3.2 pounds. The outer casing is made of white plastic and has a gray function plate that is inserted into the top of the unit. The purifier has four stacked tubular rows with a series of horizontal vents along the length of each row. "Perfect Air Ultra™" is not written on the unit, but is written on the instruction booklet included with the unit.

Sold on: Television infomercials and via direct sales on Thane's Web site from February 2004 through December 2004 for about $100.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air purifiers immediately and contact Thane for instructions on how to return them and receive a coupon for credit toward other Thane products.

Consumer Contact: Call Thane toll-free at (800) 849-5069, from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday.


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