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Venmar Recalls HRV's For Fire Hazard


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CPSC Alert #08-369

Venmar CES Inc. , in cooperation with the CPSC, has voluntarily recalled about 3,400 heat recovery ventilators due to a fire hazard. Inspectors finding these ventilators should inform their clients of this recall and advise the homeowner to immediately turn off the ventilator, disconnect it from the power supply, and contact Venmar CES to schedule a technician to install a free repair.

Name of Product: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators

Units: About 3,400

Manufacturer: Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada

Hazard: The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Venmar CES has received three reports of ventilator motors overheating, resulting in fires which caused property damage.

Description: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a building or home in order to provide fresh air. The recall includes the following brand names and model numbers:

Brand name Flair, Model Nos. 150/300 Compact, 300/600 Compact

Brand name Venmar, Model Nos. 6LC, HRV600i, 12LC, HRV1200i

Brand name PrepAir, Model Nos. PrepAir600i, PrepAir1200i

Brand name vanEE, Model Nos. 6LC, 12LC

Brand name Carrier, Model Nos. 62AA-064---101XX, 62AA-127---101XX

Brand name York, Model Nos. VIXRDXXA01

Brand name Heil, Model Nos. VRC 300 Compact, VRC 600 Compact

Brand name Aston, Model Nos. HRV600i, HRV1200i

Brand name Broan, Model Nos. HRV650, HRVl150

Brand name Venmate, Model Nos. 600H, 1200H

The "X" in the model number can be either a letter or a number. The model number is written on a silver or black label on the outside panel.

Sold by: Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1991 through July 2007 for between $1,700 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: Canada

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Venmar CES toll-free at (866) 698-6283 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmarces.com


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