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CPSC Alert #08-584

Sauna By Airwall, in cooperation with the CPSC, has recalled some infra-red sauna rooms due to a fire hazard. Inspectors finding these saunas should inform their clients of this recall and advise the homeowner to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Infra-Red Sauna Rooms

Units: About 225

Distributor: Sauna By Airwall Inc., of Bellflower, Calif.

Manufacturer: Xuzhou Waterstar Electronic Co.

Hazard: The heating unit and fuse can fail, leading to overheating of the saunas. This defect can result in a serious fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauna By Airwall has received four reports of fires resulting in property damage. There have been no reports of personal injury.

Description: The recalled infra-red sauna rooms are made of wood and include the following model numbers: IC I, IC II, IC III, IC IV, and IC V. The model number is indicated on the serial plate located on the back of the machine, in the lower right hand corner.

IC I (1-Person) Dimensions: 35.5"x41.5"x75"(in)

IC II (2-Person) Dimensions: 47"x47"x75"(in)

IC III (3-Person) Dimensions: 60"x49"x75"(in)

IC IV (4-Person) Dimensions: 69"x53"x75"(in)

IC V (Corner) Dimensions: 59"x23.5"x49x75"(in)

Sold by: Authorized Sauna By Airwall dealers nationwide from November 2006 through April 2008 for between $600 and $4,000.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and disconnect from power source, and contact the firm for a refund. All known users have been contacted.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm collect at (562) 630-2283 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via e-mail at customersupport@saunabyairwall.com

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