Research Products Aprilaire Electronic Air Cleaners

SIAR Code: 20237
Category: Plumbing/Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
Notifying Country: United States of America
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Publication Date: Jan 24, 2005
Product Origin Country: United States of America
Manufacturer: Research Products; Aprilaire
Defect Description: Research Products Corp. Recall of Electronic Air Cleaners
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued January 24, 2005,Revised July 8, 2005
Release # 05-090
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-2401 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Contact Hours Change.
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.
Product: Aprilaire Electronic Air Cleaners Units: About 67,000 Manufacturer: Research Products Corp., of 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 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's Web site at (pdf).