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08-02-2006 Floor Fans Posing Fire Hazard are Recalled
 

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.

Name of Product: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans

Units: About 5.6 million

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

Hazard: An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.

Description: This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:



Brand

Type of Fan

Model Numbers

Lasko

Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Wind Machine
Air Companion
Air Director
Wind Tunnel

Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Model 3515
Model 2135
Models 3400 and 3410

General Electric

Box Fan
Cyclone Fan

Model 106620
Models 106600, 106630

Galaxy

Box Fan

Model 3733

Air King

Cyclone Fan (20� deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15� deluxe pivot fan)

Model 9500
Model 9515

Detailed information and pictures of affected models can be found at www.laskoproducts.com



Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Lasko’s Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 984-3311 anytime.



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