Fire Damage >> Servpro

Name of Product: Notus air movers/blowers Units: About 24,000 Manufacturer: EDIC, of Los Angeles, Calif. Hazard: The air mover/blower's internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Servpro has received four reports of overheating incidents with the recalled air movers/blowers.

Three of the incidents resulted in property damage, including a fire at a home in San Diego, Calif. that caused $475,000 in damage. Description: This recall involves commercial air movers/blowers used to dry flooring, walls and Servpro furniture in homes and other buildings.

The air movers' green plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep. The air movers have a 25-foot yellow electrical cord. Servpro

Sold to: Servpro's independently-owned franchises nationwide from April 2004 through August 2010 for between $200 and $230.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Servpro for a free repair kit to be installed by users. Servpro is directly contacting franchises that purchased the air movers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Servpro

Please tell us about your experience with the product on Safer Products.gov CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and Servpro property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually.

CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and Servpro household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or Servpro a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov

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