Note: Firm contact number changed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0268
February 8, 2006
Release # 06-085
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: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans
Units: About 5.6 million
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.
Description: This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:
|Brand||Type of Fan||Model Numbers|
|Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Models 3400 and 3410
|General Electric||Box Fan
Models 106600, 106630
|Galaxy||Box Fan||Model 3733|
|Air King||Cyclone Fan (20" deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15" deluxe pivot fan)
Detailed information and pictures of affected models can be found at www.laskoproducts.com
Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Lasko's Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 233-0268 anytime.
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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