The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Lasko Products, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of almost five million 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.
There is a fire hazard posed by an electrical failure in the fan’s motor. 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter. For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.laskoproducts.com.