Recall: Notus Air Movers / Blowers
On 2012-06-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Notus Air Movers / Blowers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2004 for about $200 to $230.
About 20,000 units are involved in this EDIC air mover recall. Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Carpet & Floor Care category in 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 543-5362
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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, major property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves commercial air movers/blowers used to dry flooring, walls and furniture in homes and other buildings. The air movers' green plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep. The air movers have a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.
These items were sold new+ at Servpro's independently-owned franchises nationwide from April 2004 through August 2010 for between $200 and $230.
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:
Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Servpro for a free repair kit to be installed by users. Servpro is directly contacting franchises that purchased the air movers.
For more information, contact Carey Cooper at Servpro at (800)543-5362 or email the firm at AirMoverRecall@Klinedinstlaw.com. Franchisees can also visit the firm's intranet for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Servpro has received four reports of overheating incidents with the recalled air movers/blowers. Three of the incidents resulted in property damage, including a fire at a home in San Diego, Calif. that caused $475,000 in 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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