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Lasko Recalls Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

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


  • Model Number 3720
  • Model Number 3723
  • Model Number 3733
  • Model Number 4733
Hazard:
An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 24, 2011
Units:
About 4.8 million units

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2011
Release #11-183

Revised March 30, 2015

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0268

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

 

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: Box fans

Units: About 4.8 million units

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

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

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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.

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

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (800) 233-0268 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com

Picture of recalled model 3720 Lasko box fan

Model Number 3720



Picture of recalled model 3723 Lasko box fan

Model Number 3723

Picture of recalled model 3733 Lasko box fan

Model Number 3733

 

Picture of recalled model 4733 Galaxy box fan

Model Number 4733

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