Hunter CareFree Humidifier Recall – Potential Fire Hazard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2006 Release #06-215 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 818-7609 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Humidifiers Recalled for Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Warm Mist CareFree Humidifier Units: About 29,000 Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn. Hazard: Water from the humidifier can leak into the unit’s electrical compartment posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving the humidifier, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. Description and Models: The recalled humidifiers are white or black plastic with blue or green tinted water tanks. “Hunter” and “NiteGlo” are printed on the humidifier. The model numbers and tank size included in this recall are listed below. The model number is located on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier. Model Size Description 35201 CareFree(r) Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank 35202 CareFree(r) Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank 35203 CareFree(r) Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a green tinted water tank 35207 CareFree(r) Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon White plastic with a blue tinted water tank 35253 CareFree(r) Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 Gallon Black plastic with a blue tinted water tank Sold at: Lowe’s, Linens N Things, discount stores, and hardware stores nationwide, as well as catalogs and on various Web sites, from September 2005 through February 2006 for between $50 and $65. Manufactured In: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled humidifiers and unplug them immediately. Contact Hunter Fan Co. to receive a free replacement part. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (866) 818-7609 anytime, or log onto the firm’s Web site at www.hunterfan.com To view this release online, please go to our web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06215.html
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