On March 24,2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Lasco Products, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of box fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Units: About 4.8 million units
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.