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Broan-NuTone Recalls Ventilation Fans Due to Fire Hazard

  • Broan-NuTone L500 Ventilation Fans
Name of Product:
Ventilation fans
Hazard:
The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 31, 2016
Units:
About 450 in U.S. (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact
Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.broan-nutone.com and click on "L500 Series Recall Notice" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fans included in the recall are:
Brand Name Model Number
Broan L500, L500K, L500KL, L500L, S97014819, S97014820, S99080487
Twin City Fan T500, T500L
Carnes VCDD050C, VCDD050I
Acme Eng and Mfg Co VQL500, VQ500
WW Grainger 1AAD3, 4TR58, 4TR59, 4YG83
Captive Aire CFA500
American CoolAir CFL50A1151
Solar and Palau FFC500, FF500
American Coolair Corp. IL50LA1151
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fans and contact Broan to receive a free replacement fan.
Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At:
Heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February 2016 through March 2016 for about $240.
Manufacturer(s):
Broan-NuTone LLC, of Hartford, Wis.
Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-184
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