|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 441-4645
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: Heat Recovery Ventilators
Units: About 1,100
Manufacturer: Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The thermal protector in these units can fail, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves heat recovery ventilators made between October 2006 and August 2007, and have the following brand names and model numbers:
|Venmar AVS||457XX, 16016XX, 43XXX, 451XX, 45400, 45709IEH, C32042|
|Vane||458XX, 16016XX, 43405, 43828, 45405, 45808|
|Rheem, Ruud, Protech||84-ERVXXX, 84-HRVXXX|
|Carrier||ERVCCLHU1200, HRVCCLHA1250, HRVCCSVU1200, ERVCCLHU1150,
HRVCCLHA1150, HRVCCLVU1150, HRVCCLVU1200, HRVCCSVU1150
|Bryant||ERVBBLHU1200, HRVBBLHA1250, HRVBBSVU1200|
|Broan||ERV200HC, HRV200H, HRV100H|
Sold at: Heating, ventilating and air conditioning wholesale distributors, dealers and contractors, and building supply stores nationwide from October 2006 through December 2007 for between $700 and $2,500.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug their ventilators. Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation to schedule an inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmar.ca
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.