We have a worrying recall to bring to your attention today; around 4.8 million box fans are recalled because they may pose a fire risk.
The fans are made by Lasko Products Inc of West Chester, Pa., and have had issues where an electrical fire has started in the fans motor according to an article on CNNMoney.com. So far there have been seven different reports of fans catching fire which included two houses and a barn.
The fires reported caused significant damage to property according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but luckily no injuries have been reported. The fans were made in the US and sold between July 2002 and December 2005, and sold in major stores throughout the country priced between $12 and $25.
The recall affects Lasko box fans with models numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733, and Galaxy box fans that have the model number 4733 with the date 2002-2003 or 2003-2004 stamped on the bottom. All model numbers can be found printed or stamped on the bottom of the fans.
Owners are advised to stop using the fans and contact Lasko free on (877) 445-1314 or the website www.laskoproducts.com. Owners will be issued with a free fused plug safety adapter.