April 15, 2011 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lasko Products are voluntarily recalling about 4.8 million box fans. Consumers are advised to stop using the fans immediately unless instructed otherwise.
The fans, manufactured by West Chester, Pennsylvania-based Lasko, have an electrical defect in the motor that poses a fire hazard. This defect could lead to property damage or serious burn injuries.
Lasko Products is aware of 7 incidents in which fires were associated with motor defects. Two of the fires erupted in houses and one fire damaged a barn. Although property damage was extensive, there were no reports of injuries.
The fans involved in this recall include:
- Lasko box fans - model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733.
- Galaxy box fans - model number 4733 with the date "2002 to 03" or "2003 to 04" on the bottom of the metal frame.
Galaxy or Lasko is printed on the front of the fan and the model number can be found on the bottom. The fans were sold at retailers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005. The price ranged from $12 to $25.
If you own one of these fans, you should contact Lasko to get a free safety adapter. You can call the company at 1-877-445-1314.
A dangerous product such as these fans can lead to serious injuries or death. You should consult with a West Virginia dangerous products lawyer if you have been injured because of a dangerous product. You may be entitled to file a dangerous products claim to seek compensation for your injuries.
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