Recall: Aqua Dri Air Movers / Blowers
On 2012-06-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Aqua Dri Air Movers / Blowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2003 for about $160 to $285.
About 50,000 units are involved in this EDIC air mover recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Carpet & Floor Care category in 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 289-8720
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What is the problem?
The air mover/blower's internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in homes and other buildings. "Aqua Dri" is printed on the top of some of the air movers. Model "3004AD" or model "3004ADxxx" (with additional letters) is printed on the serial number plate on the back of the units. Model numbers with "N" are not included in this recall. The air movers' plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.
These items were sold new+ at Flood remediation contractors and other service professionals nationwide from January 2003 through September 2011 for between $160 and $285.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact EDIC for a free repair kit to be installed by users.
For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888)289-8720 between 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by fax at (323) 667-0144, by email at email@example.com or visit the firm's website at www.EDIC-USA.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
EDIC is aware of four incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been 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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