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Air King America Recalls Wall-Mounted Range Hoods Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled Valencia Range Hoods
  • Recalled Valencia Range Hoods
  • Recalled Valencia Range Hoods
Name of Product:
Air King Valencia Wall-Mounted Range Hoods
Hazard:

The wall mounting anchors provided with the range hoods do not adequately secure the hood to the wall, posing an injury hazard to the consumer.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 21, 2019
Units:
About 5,000 (In addition, about 3,240 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Air King America toll free at 877-304-3785 from 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. E.T. Monday through Friday, email at AKVALrecall@airkinglimited.com or online at www.airkinglimited.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Air King Valencia wall-mounted range hoods in 30 and 36 inch widths. The Range hoods are approximately 18 inches high without the vertical exhaust duct cover.  The affected range hoods are sold in the following finishes: stainless steel, white and black. The Air King name is located on the motor housing behind the removable grease filters. This recall only includes VAL and ESVAL series hoods.
 

Model  Product Name
ESVAL30 Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30B Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30BL Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30S Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30SS Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30W Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL30WH Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
ESVAL36 Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
ESVAL36BL Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
ESVAL36S Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
ESVAL36SS Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
ESVAL36W Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
ESVAL36WH Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
TVWS930SS Valencia Series
VAL30B Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30BAB Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30BLK Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30S Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30SAB Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30SS Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30W Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30WAB Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL30WHT Valencia Series 30” Range Hood
VAL36B Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36BAB Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36BLK Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36S Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36SAB Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36SS Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36W Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36WAB Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
VAL36WHT Valencia Series 36” Range Hood
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using and inspect range hoods per the instructions provided at www.airkinglimited.com/recall to determine if included in recall.  Air King will provide customers with recalled units free replacement wall anchors and repairs by a qualified technician. 

Incidents/Injuries:

Air King America has received one report of a Valencia Range Hood coming loose from the wall soon after installation resulting in minor damage to the cook top. No injuries were reported.

Sold At

Independent electrical supply distributors nationwide and online including HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Build.com and Amazon.com from 2009 through 2018 for about $550.

Manufacturer(s):

Air King America, LLC, of West Chester, Pa..

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
19-086
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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