Recall: Air King Valencia Wall-Mounted Range Hoods
On 2019-03-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Air King Valencia Wall-Mounted Range Hoods due to a potential Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in 2009 for about $550.
About 5,000 units are involved in this range hood recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Ovens & Ranges / Stoves category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
|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|
|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|
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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