Recall: Fellowes Climate Control Footrests
On 2010-02-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fellowes Climate Control Footrests due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2009 for about $73.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Fellowes footrest recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Footrests category in 2010.
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What is the problem?
The footrest's fan can become blocked and overheat when used in the upright position, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled footrests are black and made of plastic. The Fellowes brand item #80309 can be found on the serial label at the bottom side of the footrest, which can be identified by Revision or letter "A" on the label, which appears after the date code.
These items were sold new+ at Business to Business resellers only, including Office Depot Business Services Division, SP Richards, Staples Advantage, United Stationers, Tri-Mega, and WW Grainger. These products were not sold in retail locations. The footrests sold from October 2009 through January 2010 for about $73.
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 stop using the recalled heated footrest and contact Fellowes to arrange for the return and replacement of the product or a full refund.
For additional information, contact Fellowes at 800-955-3344 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm's Web site at www.fellowes.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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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