|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 288-1145
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for Fire Hazard
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 products. 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 84,000
Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn.
Hazard: Water used in the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving a water leak, including one report of a fire resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Warm Mist CareFree humidifiers sold in white and black with blue or green tinted water tanks. "Hunter" and "NiteGlo" are printed on the humidifier. Model numbers are listed on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier. Model numbers and tank sizes are listed in the chart below.
|36200||Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2 Gallon||White plastic with a blue tinted water tank|
|35201, 36201||Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2 Gallon||White plastic with a blue tinted water tank|
|35202, 36204||CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2 Gallon||White plastic with a blue tinted water tank|
|35203, 36203, 37203||CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2 Gallon||White plastic with a green tinted water tank|
|35207, 36207||CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2 Gallon||White plastic with a blue tinted water tank|
|35253, 36253||CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist||2.5 Gallon||Black plastic with a blue tinted water tank|
Sold at: Lowe's, Wal-Mart, discount and hardware stores nationwide, as well as through mail order catalogs and Web retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $65.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled humidifiers. Consumers should contact Hunter Fan to receive a free replacement humidifier or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (877) 288-1145 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hunterfan.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.
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