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Humidifiers Recalled for Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
July 18, 2006

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2006
Release #06-215
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 818-7609

 

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: Warm Mist CareFree® Humidifier

Units: About 29,000

Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn.

Hazard: Water from the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving the humidifier, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled humidifiers are white or black plastic with blue or green tinted water tanks. "Hunter" and "NiteGlo" are printed on the humidifier. The model numbers and tank size included in this recall are listed below. The model number is located on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier.

 

 

ModelSizeDescription
35201 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue
tinted water tank
35202 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue
tinted water tank
35203 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a green
tinted water tank
35207 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue
tinted water tank
35253 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon Black plastic with a blue
tinted water tank

 

Sold at: Discount stores and hardware stores nationwide, as well as catalogs and on various Web sites, from September 2005 through February 2006 for between $50 and $65.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled humidifiers and unplug them immediately. Contact Hunter Fan Co. to receive a free replacement part.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (866) 818-7609 anytime, or log onto the firm's Web site at www.hunterfan.com

 

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