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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 337-3639
November 22, 2005
Release # 06-037
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: Oscillating Electric Tower Fan
Units: About 150,000
Distributor: Haier America Trading LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Metropolitan Electrical Appliance Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: Internal electrical arcing in the fan can cause a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Haier has received eight reports of fires or flames associated with this electric fan, including minor property damage and one report of minor burns.
Description: This recall involves a Haier oscillating electric tower fan, model FTM140GG. The gray tower fan has three speed settings and a 120-minute shut-off timer. "Haier" is printed on a silver label near the top of the front of the tower. The model number is printed on the lower back of the fan. No other Haier fans are included in this recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from February 2004 through November 2005 for between $20 and $30.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tower fan and call Haier for instructions on how to obtain a $30 coupon redeemable for the purchase from Haier of any available product. Consumers who previously received a $10 mail-in rebate will get a $20 coupon.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haier toll-free at (877) 337-3639 anytime or email the firm at email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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