Units being recalled for possible fire hazzard.
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC
For Immediate Release Firm's Recall Hotline: (888)
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
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
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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