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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Millions of Box Fans for Fire Risk

March 29, 2011  ·  By HM&M


This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of millions of box fans, citing “an electrical failure in the fan's motor,” which can pose a fire hazard. (AP, 3/24). The recall affects just under 5 million Lasko Products fans.Although no injuries have been reported to the CPSC, Lasko has been notified of at least seven fires associated with motor failures. Two involved house fires, and all seven caused extensive property damage.

The affected fans were manufactured in the United States and sold between July 2002 and December 2005. Consumers are urged to stop using the fans and contact Lasko at 877-445-1314 for a fused plug safety adapter. As a Chicago products liability attorney, I too urge consumers to cease using these fans without the necessary safety adapters. Consumers should further evaluate whether fans pulled from storage in the coming months are safe for continued use

March 29, 2011

Honda Recalling New Civics Due to Fuel Leakage

Honda Motor Co. is “recalling new models of the Honda Civic to prevent fuel from leaking from the car's fuel tank.” (Washington AP, 3/17). The recall targets approximately 18,000 2011 Model year. Honda says the issue surrounds “a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack.” This can... Read More

March 29, 2011

FAA to Demand Inspections of Older 737s

The Federal Aviation Administration “plans to issue a directive Tuesday mandating operators of about 175 older Boeing 737s to conduct inspections for wear and tear.” (CNN, CNN Wire Staff, 4/5/11). This announcement comes just two days after a Boeing 737 flown by Southwest Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing due to a several... Read More

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