U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall
Recall Date: May 31, 2016
Recall Number: 16-184
Name of Product: Ventilation fans
Hazard: The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fans and contact Broan to receive a free replacement fan.
Consumer Contact: Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.broan-nutone.com and click on “L500 Series Recall Notice” for more information.
Units: About 450 in U.S. (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fans included in the recall are:
|Brand Name||Model Number|
|Broan||L500, L500K, L500KL, L500L, S97014819, S97014820, S99080487|
|Twin City Fan||T500, T500L|
|Acme Eng and Mfg Co||VQL500, VQ500|
|WW Grainger||1AAD3, 4TR58, 4TR59, 4YG83|
|Solar and Palau||FFC500, FF500|
|American Coolair Corp.||IL50LA1151|
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February 2016 through March 2016 for about $240.
Manufacturer: Broan-NuTone LLC, of Hartford, Wis.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58570r-eng.php
Broan-NuTone L500 Ventilation Fans
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