Note: Phone Number Change.


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


Picture of Recalled fan