Updated Recall: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans
On 2012-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2000 for about $10.00 to $25.00. It was originally recalled on 2006-02-08.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 233-0268
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What is the problem?
An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.
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:
Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.
For additional information, visit Lasko's Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800)233-0268 anytime.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.