Recall: Ventilation fans
On 2016-05-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ventilation fans due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2016 for about $240.
About 500 units are involved in this fan recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fans category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fans included in the recall are:
|Brand Name||Model Number|
|Broan||L500, L500K, L500KL, L500L, S97014819, S97014820, S99080487|
|Twin City Fan||T500, T500L|
|Acme Eng and Mfg Co||VQL500, VQ500|
|WW Grainger||1AAD3, 4TR58, 4TR59, 4YG83|
|Solar and Palau||FFC500, FF500|
|American Coolair Corp.||IL50LA1151|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58570r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February 2016 through March 2016 for about $240.
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 immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fans and contact Broan to receive a free replacement fan.
Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.broan-nutone.com and click on "L500 Series Recall Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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.