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CPSC Announces Oscillating Tower Fan Recall


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On November 22nd 2005, CPSC, in cooperation with Haier America Trading LLC recalled approximately 150,000 oscillating electric tower fans. According to the manufacturer, electrical arcing in the fan can cause a fire hazard. As of the date of the initial CPSC release, Haier had received eight reports of fires or flames associated with this electric fan, including minor property damage and one report of minor burns.

The fans are made in Hong Kong by Metropolitan Electric Appliance Co. Ltd. and distributed in the U.S. by Haier American Trading LLC of New York, NY. The recall involves model FTM140GG. It's a gray tower fan that has three speed settings and a 120-minute shut-off timer. “Haierâ€

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