Units being recalled for possible fire hazzard.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
For Immediate Release Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-2401 January 24, 2005 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 Release #05-090 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Research Products Corp. Announce Recall of Electronic Air Cleaners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer product. Consumers should immediately turn off or unplug the air cleaner. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Product: Aprilaire Electronic Air Cleaners Units: About 67,000
Manufacturer: Research Products Corp., Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The air cleaner's plastic inner housing and filter are not flame-resistant. If electrical arcing occurs in the cleaner, a fire can develop. This poses a risk of burn injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Research Products has received six reports of fires involving these air cleaners. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall involves all Aprilaire Model 5000 Electronic Air Cleaners. The air cleaners are almond colored, and located near the heating and cooling equipment. An identification label on the access door reads "Aprilaire Model 5000."
Sold by: Independent HVAC dealers nationwide from June 2000 through December 2004 for an installed price of about $800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the unit or unplug it. Consumers also should contact Research Products Corp. to receive a free repair kit containing the flame-retardant inner housing and filter.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Research Products Corp. toll-free at (888) 742-2401 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CT on Saturday. Consumers also can visit the firm's Web site at www.aprilaire.com.
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