Note: The firm's recall hotline phone number has changed.

Recall date: March 24, 2011
Recall number: 11-183

Recall Summary

Hazard:
An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 4.8 million units
Description:

An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Description:
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This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date ""2002-03"" or ""2003-04"" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. ""Lasko"" or ""Galaxy"" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.

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Incidents/Injuries:
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Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

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Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

Sold At:

Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Manufacturer(s):
Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Manufactured In:
United States