On March 24th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lasko Products, announced a voluntary recall of several different models of the box fans due to a potential fire hazard.
What do you need to know about this recall?
An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses some potential for a fire hazard to consumers.To date, Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date "2002-03" or "2003-04" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. "Lasko" or "Galaxy" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.
Approximately 4.8 million of these box fans were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.